Hello! New Chicken Family from So. California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Angelbug, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Angelbug

    Angelbug New Egg

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    Hi all! We are new to this whole chicken thing. We have 6 Golden Sexlinks that are about 3 & 1/2 weeks old. 1 Americana, 1 Easter egg layer - about a week old. 2 silkies that are about a day old.

    My oldest son is in FFA at his school so this is a family project. I admit that I always wanted to have my own chickens though, I love fresh eggs!

    Our chickens are currently in bins in the house right now. The older ones spend time in our new coop out back during the day with supervised yard time.
    We are working on introducing the 4 younger ones to the older chicks slowly.

    I'm very happy to be a part of Back Yard Chickens and we are looking forward to chatting with you all. :)
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on your new little flock.

    Here are some links that may be of interest:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, angelbug, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like CTKen gave you a bunch of great links so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  6. Hello and Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am fixing to celebrate my first year on here, and I have loved it so much, I hope you will too! There is tons of great info and friendly folks, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Angelbug [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your little ones all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
     

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