Hello! New to BYC Forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MistaLyle, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. MistaLyle

    MistaLyle New Egg

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    Hi everyone. I've enjoyed reading the forums so much recently that I decided to join. I'm fairly new to raising my own chickens, but as a kid, my parents always had a dozen or so chickens. As a kid, the thing that stuck out in my mind was getting the eggs out of the coop as a team with my brother because the roo was never happy when we were in his domain.

    Anyway, me and my brother both have chickens now since this past spring. I started out with a couple Phoenix bantam hens, which my brother and I hatched from eggs donated by a friend of his. I have since given him my two bantams and bought a couple of black Buff Orpingtons. The bantams eggs were too small for what I wanted. I only have two because I don't have a large enough yard for more. That, and my wife isn't as fond of them as me and my daughter are.

    My two hens are now about to turn 7 months old and I am anxiously waiting for them to begin laying. As you can probably tell from the pic, one looks a bit larger and more mature than the other. I'm hoping she will lay soon!

    Thanks to all of you who contribute here. It is such a great resource for all of us less experienced in raising chickens!

    And it appears that I have posted the pic of my buff hens twice...typical newb! [​IMG]


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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Those lovely hens look like they're going to lay soon. Keep an eye on their combs now. When it starts turning bright red they're near. But if they take a bit too long it could be that the shorter days are throwing them out. The average hen needs around 14 hours of light a day to keep her in production, so the short days may delay them a little.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, MystaLyle, and [​IMG]! So happy you joined our flock! Great looking birds you have there!!!
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio.....so glad you joined
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. eggsnchicks

    eggsnchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from IllInois !! [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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