Hello, I'm a Chickoholic

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SusieCue, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. SusieCue

    SusieCue New Egg

    20 years ago, we purchased a deserted Hog Farm in rural South Carolina. We have had chickens off and on, but recently we became very serious about raising eggers. Last month I acquired a Frizzle Cochin Roo and 3 hens. The girls started laying the day after we brought them home! We started researching laying breeds and purchased some chicks. A week ago we purchased 1 Blue Copper Marans, 6 Lavender Orpingtons, and 13 Black Copper Marans (they were 3 days old) Two days after the first batch we got 4 Wyandottes and 4 Rhode Island Red Pullets (they were 2 weeks old). Future breeds will include Australorps and Ameraucanas. My husband Marty has joined the group as well! We are both looking forward to reading forums and seeing everyone's flocks!
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to the flock, Susie! [​IMG] I am so very glad you joined us, and I hope that you will feel at home getting advice or anything else you might need from the wonderful, extremely experienced poultry addicts on BYC. [​IMG] I love the breeds you got, and I've also no doubt that you will admire the dark chocolate eggs that come out of a Black Copper Marans. My own girl is incredible in that area!

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. It sounds like you have a beautiful flock.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have both joined us. It sounds like you have the chicken bug good and proper which is great. All the best with your layers!

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You have and are getting some fine breeds. We would love to see any pictures you would care to post.
  6. SusieCue

    SusieCue New Egg

    I have opened an album on my profile with some pictures of my Chickens! I hope you will check them out!
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I saw the photos in your album, pretty birds. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    X2! :thumbsup
  10. SusieCue

    SusieCue New Egg

    Chicken Math..Today's lesson. Out and about this afternoon. Husband: "let's go to TSC and see what kind of chicks they have, but we ARE NOT buying any more chicks". (we had 30 at home already). Me: "oh look, Black Australorp Pullets". Husband: "I really wanted some of those. The limit is 6 so we could do that, but that is it". We came home with 10 pullets and went from 2 brooder boxes to 5.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by