Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kangaroo Jumper, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Kangaroo Jumper

    Kangaroo Jumper Hatching

    Oct 23, 2017
    Hey everyone I'm from Australia, I'm not new to chickens but I had to give them up for a while due to personal situations, I'm just looking at getting some new ones and thought I should look at improving my current knowledge on chickens. I've always had free range chickens, kept purely for eggs, however this time I'm looking at mix purpose (egg and meat chickens) I've always feed them a mixture of chicken mix, veggie and fruit scraps, and tiger worms with a little shell grit for calcium boost if the chicken feed didn't have enough.

    I grew up in rural Australia, so I've had a lot of interaction with a lot of different animals and chickens would have to be one of my favourite animals, they are so full of character. My favourite times watching them would be when they are chicks and learning to chase bugs and jump and miss them

    The breed I'm looking at buying now is the Sussex chicken, apparently these are good for both eggs and meat, I've always had mixed breeds as we've always got them farmers we've known and none are into selective breeding.

    I'm looking at a flock of 6 hens and 1 rooster, most people complain about roosters however I have never had an issue with them and I love when they crow.

    How I found out about the site I was googling info and stumbled across it.

    Other hobbies, include art, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and so much more.

    I have a hubby and 2 children with our third on it ways

    I look forward to learning and contributing tothe community
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    :welcome Glad you're joining us. Check out your areas BYC, there are several from Australia on. They are entertaining and great stress relief. Enjoy
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    Howdy Neighbour :frow Welcome!

    Please do pop in to the Aussie Thread Pork Pie gave you a link to, you will be welcome.

    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.

    Personally, I have found the Topic of the Week articles a great resource and a one stop shop for questions which may have already been discussed within the BYC membership group.

    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 ;)
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy and :welcome:frow Enjoy your stay here. Glad you joined the family. :ya
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  6. N F C

    N F C whaz sup?

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope you find the chickens you want, Sussex are a nice breed.

    Make yourself at home here and best wishes!
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  7. Chris H.

    Chris H. Chirping

    Oct 2, 2017
    I am new to chickens but they are so fun to watch. I have egg layers mostly but have five meat chickens now. They are Cornish X. They grow extremely fast but not so happy with breed. They lay around all the time and do not clean themselves as much. They have plenty of room and get out side. I only feed them half a day. I feel sorry for them. Not much of a life. Think I try a different meat bird next time. Have you tried any other meat birds? So nice to see people all over the world enjoying the same hobby.
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  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy that you've decided to join us:ya
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Read more

    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in am make yourself at home.:highfive:

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Study, question, plan, and you will be successful in establishing your flock.
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