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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sunflower4you, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. sunflower4you

    sunflower4you Chirping

    Jul 22, 2014
    I pulled these sample questions from a different post, so I will answer them!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am a brand new chicken owner (almost 3 weeks now)! My SIL has had chickens for years and I was always just a little disgusted by the big poops on the driveway at her house (she free ranges), but the eggs were good. On our latest trip to visit her, it was like a light bulb went off in my head and I decided it would be great to have chickens! I like farm eggs.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Only 4 chickies for me right now - they are about 7-8 weeks old. They were hatched in my SIL's hay mow by one of her hens so don't know the exact birthdate. [​IMG]

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Mutts! Mom is a black Australorp / silkie mix and Dad(s) are any of 3-4 roosters that I have never met. I am worried that 2 of the 4 may be boys so I will post pictures in the "What gender is this" forum once I can get them to stand still. [​IMG]

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I came across BYC when we decided to get chickens and my husband starting building a pallet coop. I thought I better start my research!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Love to crochet, read, go for walks, tend bees
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on your instant flock!! Yes, chicks never stand still. I am still trying to get mine to all stay in the same camera frame and have given up as of now. LOL

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock!
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. It is a little easier to take photos if a helper can hold the individual bird so it can be photographed. Though I think some people must use double sided tape on their feet,for the great results they get. [​IMG]
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed; very hard, calm and gentle, and the best layer of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. I will look for your pics on What Breed or Gender Is This? Good luck with your flock.
  7. sunflower4you

    sunflower4you Chirping

    Jul 22, 2014
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    I took a look at your birds there and I think you're guesses are correct, but I wouldn't cull just yet. I would post again in another three weeks. By then, their gender should be really obvious. Good luck.
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