Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickenmamaluv, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Chickenmamaluv

    Chickenmamaluv Hatching

    Mar 18, 2018
    I am new here. I started raising chickens last year. Then a so called friend sold all our chickens. Now i am starting over. I have 17 chicks. All just under a month old. I have 6 brahmas. 1barred rock. 1silver laced wyandotte. And 9 easter eggers. All but 2 are pullets. I love chickens. Even though up until last spring i was scared to death of chickens. But i have conquered my fear and totally want to have all chickens. We always have our cat henry. Who does not bother our chicks. And two female chihuahuas. Roxy and stella. Who both think the chicks are their babies. I havent been able to eat eggs for years. Until we got hens. Then i found as long as i have fresh eggs not from a store, i can eat them. Finally. I was so starving for eggs. I hand raise my chicks with lots of holding hand feeding talking and just sitting with them. Thanks for the chance to learn even more about these awesome birds.
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  3. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

    Sep 19, 2017
    Southern California
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Wow sorry you had to deal with loss in the beginning now on the road to lots of fun
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens we are all happy to have new members
  5. BYC910

    BYC910 Crossing the Road

    :welcome :frow
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Chickenmamaluv :frow 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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, 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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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Chickenmamaluv :frow
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  10. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

    Feb 16, 2017
    TN/Western KY Border

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
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