Hello...I'm new to the flock ;)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TripMomma, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. TripMomma

    TripMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys! My name is Katrina, I'm in Oregon. We are about to get our first chicks this weekend. I have been thinking about getting into chickens for 2 years now, just kept getting scared off thinking they would be too much work or too hard to keep alive. I have been doing research, and now have 3 friends with chickens...who make it look like no big deal :)

    We are just starting off with a mixed flock of 6. I have decided to get one each of...
    Ameraucana (supposedly the real deal and not an EE...I don't care either way)
    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Salmon Faverolle
    Buff Brahma
    and a Barnevelder.

    I am super excited to learn more here.
    Thanks!
     
  2. ChookRanger

    ChookRanger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome. This is the best website to learn from. It is also a nice place to connect with people who love chickens. Good luck , and if you have any questions feel free to ask. If you just want to share your chicken experiences with us, we are here for that too.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. If your chicks are coming from a hatchery (with the exception of Meyer which does breed true Blue Ameraucanas) they will be Easter Eggers. There's certainly nothing wrong with EEs. Our EEs are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorite chickens. She loves their colored eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with in getting your chicks.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Katrina
    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your chicks that you are getting :celebrate
    The learning centre is a great place to start for your new chicken adventure. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    It has some great articles on raising chicks. Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you can post some pics of your new babies!! Enjoy BYC and ask as many questions as you need to :frow
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! You have picked some lovely breeds, enjoy!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    It sounds like you'll be getting some excellent breeds! I have one Silver Laced Wyandotte, and have really enjoyed her. My Wyandottes have been very good layers and extremely docile and entertaining. Good luck with your future flock!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. TripMomma

    TripMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    You've chosen some great breeds to get!
     

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