Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mamafil, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Mamafil

    Mamafil Hatching

    Mar 26, 2018
    Hi! I am Rachel! I am married, I have two kids age 2 and 4.

    I live in upstate NY and we are going tonight to get our first chicken babies!

    I am so excited to get started on this new hobby and to help teach my kids responsibility and get some fresh eggs!

    When we go get our chickens tonight they have Isa Browns or black sex link ... any opinions?
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
    Welcome Cool.gif

    Welcome to backyard chickens!

    The best answer is to get 3 of each! It is never too early to start learning chicken math

  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Congrats on starting your flock!:D
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    I agree with @ronott1 about getting a mix of both...it's fun to see a mixed flock!

    If you'd like to chat with other members in NY, you can find your state thread here:

    Have fun, thanks for joining us!
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help you on your chicken journey!
  6. 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/)
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Mamafil :frow Welcome! Very exciting :clap

    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.

    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 when the arrive, 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 ;)

    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 may be interested in these links:
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. Both are good egg layers, should be able to provide for family needs and then some.
    ronott1, 007Sean and N F C like this.

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