Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DellaDelaware, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. DellaDelaware

    DellaDelaware In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2016
    I am happy to find a place for more information on chickens. I have been keeping and raising chickens for 8 years now. I have several breeds in my flock as I have yet to find a favorite. Currently I have 33 in the coop and 10 chicks still hanging out in the garage. We had a great hatching year with 5 of my hens hatching 55 healthy chicks, no incubators around here. lol.. looking forward to learning more here.
  2. limited25

    limited25 Songster

    Mar 10, 2016
    Sounds like you have a lot of experience and should be giving advice. Congratulations on all your successful hatches! We had 4 hens and a rooster for a year (all production reds, sold as RIRs) and one of the hens was a feather picker that we just couldn't break her of the habit. Finally gave her away to a nice woman with a large flock who said she didn't think her hens would put up with that. Just recently got 5 more pullets of 5 different breeds and love looking at all the different colors, along with all the cute baby activity.

    Glad you joined BYC. [​IMG]
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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

    Wow, you sure do have the chickens! They must keep you quite busy. Congrats on the broody hatches! Chicks are so much healthier being hatched and raised in a natural environment vs an incubator. Nothing cuter than a broody and her baby too!!

    Well, pull up a roost bar, ask any questions you may have and we do welcome you to our roost! :)
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  4. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey @DellaDelaware I am so happy you joined our roost at BYC! I would like to welcome you with open arms! Yes this site is very helpful for all chicken related things! I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates All the best of luck to you and your flock!
    Justin [​IMG]
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at BYC. Sounds like you have very contented hens .
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Songster

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    Welcome to the flock

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