Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Veneanna, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Veneanna

    Veneanna In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2019
    Ben Bolt, TX
    Hi my name is Venessa. I am from south Texas. I am very new to chicken raising, my husband surprised me yesterday with 2 chickens he got from a man on the side of the road. 90E8C680-E65A-4716-818A-DCF6D1B4E430.jpeg B2559E79-AA61-4BD5-BA3B-6DBDE803F305.jpeg Of course, he got no information from the man..no age..no breed. I will post a thread for help with that, after my introduction. I also attached a few pics here.
    Like I said I am very new to chickens, about 10 hours to be exact. I was also raised on a ranch and I do recall having many chickens, but I was younger And I don’t recall them not needing much maintenance, or at least it wasn’t one of my responsibilities. I live in a rural area, so free ranging chickens had always been something I wanted to do, but we have always had dogs in our yard so never really had the opportunity, my dogs now are inside dogs, so back yard time is always supervised. I introduced them yesterday and the dogs are very curious, but know they are to stay away.
    I need help with basics. I did do a lot of research before and had mentioned to my husband I wanted chickens. We are currently keto and try to buy the best eggs we can and it gets pricey. I wasn’t sure I was truly ready to commit just yet, but I’m am totally into it now. Just watching them last night and this morning they are beautiful birds.
    I already have a coop being made as we speak so they will have that soon. I just want to do the best I can for these chickens to have a happy and healthy life.
    What are your suggestions? What do you recommend? Any tips, tricks, or hacks? Anything that can help me out will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Susan Dye

    Susan Dye Crowing

    Jul 25, 2017
    Staunton, Va
    :welcomeThey are lovely birds. I'll leave identifying and sexing them to others much more experienced than myself:). But, thanks for posting the pictures and hope you enjoy your time here. Lots to learn from these folks. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Someone on here will have the answer. Have fun with your new endeavor.
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Venessa, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with your new flock.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Venessa, it's very nice to meet you. You can post photos of your unknown birds at "What breed or Gender is This."
  7. Veneanna

    Veneanna In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2019
    Ben Bolt, TX
    Thank you! I posted there as well, along with more photos
  8. N F C

    N F C Champion

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Venessa, congrats on getting chickens (and for joining us)! The links @Pork Pie gave you will get you headed in the right direction and the Search Forums tool will come in handy.

    Make yourself at home here!
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Venessa :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Delighted :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC! Where in South Texas are you?

    Thanks for joining our community!:celebrate
  10. Veneanna

    Veneanna In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2019
    Ben Bolt, TX
    I’m in a little town called Alice about 45 mins from Corpus Christi or hour and a half from San Antonio.

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