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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leigti, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I just joined this site a few days ago. I live in south eastern Washington state. I have had my chickens for a year and a half now. I started with two but unfortunately one died this summer. They are Wyandottes. Sorry, I'm not even sure how to spell it :) I plan to get six more in the spring and build a brand-new chicken coop. I want to get at least three different kinds I am thinking Rhode Island red, barred rocks and maybe optington. I hope these four types will all get along. If anybody sees a problem please let me know. I am looking for egg layers, but I am not a real farmer as my friend in form to me :) because I do not plan to kill my chickens when they are done laying. This site has so much great information. It is slightly addicting.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck in increasing your flock.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Once your new chicks are close to the same size as your Wyandotte, they should make a nice mixed flock. Integration can be a touchy thing, so read up on it...this article should help:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    Good luck, thanks for joining us!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody. I will definitely research before I add new chickens. Since I am new my posts are be in moderated. Which is fine, but do you know how long it takes? I posted a second picture on my "what is this chicken" thread a few days ago and it still hasn't come up. Just wondering.
     
  6. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot dog! It seems to be working instantly now.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Glad it's all working for you now!
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, you are not alone. Some people allow their older hens a nice retirement at the end of their laying days. Whether to cull or keep is a personal decision people have to make on their own.
     

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