Hello from western CT!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dkellogg3, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. dkellogg3

    dkellogg3 In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2018
    New Fairfield CT
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Brand new. Picked up 6 ISA Browns, and 2 Black Sex-links on 3/31. Gave 2 to the local guy from whom we've bought eggs before since 8 is too many for us to start with. (TSC was buy 6 get 2 free, so we figured we'd hook him up.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    (3) What breeds do you have?

    6 total. 4 ISA Brown and 2 Black Sex-link.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?


    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Competitive BBQ. Lacrosse coach. Interested in blacksmithing, but have yet to set up a forge. Bought out first pop-up camper last Nov.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    2 girls, aged 9 and 5 (who are going to help with the chickens), wife and myself. 5 cats. Tried a dog, but didn't work for us.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here! You're going to have plenty of eggs (eventually) with the breeds you selected.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  6. dkellogg3

    dkellogg3 In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2018
    New Fairfield CT
    Thanks for the welcomes everyone.

    We were originally going to get 4 chicks and 2 pullets, but decided just to go all in with chicks. Should be getting eggs by about August or so, I figure.

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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to the flock! :frowThere’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
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  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Enjoy your new chickens! :D
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Don :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    You may be interested in these links:
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