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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Newbie80, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Newbie80

    Newbie80 New Egg

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    I just started a backyard chicken coop when we moved to a small town recently. I hatched a few eggs in my Kindergarten class (2 hatched successfully out of 30 -although many didn't even develop so I wonder how many were really fertilized). Since they were fryers, we decided to keep them. One turned out to a boy (I can only keep hens), he went off to a hobby farm. The other chicken turned out to be an Easter Egger/Fryer mix. She has been giving us blueish eggs since the summer. In the summer we bought three baby chicks - two of the smaller New England chickens breed and one Silky. The silky passed away soon after we got her (her eyes gunked over and I didn't know at the time that was a sign of respiratory problems.)
    Yesterday we bought home two new grown chickens: a Plimyth (sp) Rock chicken and a brown chicken - I am not good with the breed names yet.
    I'd like to hatch more in my Kindergarten class again this year too!

    I love having chickens, although I much prefer raising them from eggs or chicks - those three that were are imprinted on my daughter and follow her everywhere she goes and let her pick them up. She LOVES them and takes great care of them (it is her job to feed them).

    I have a lot to learn though!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow sorry to hear about your Silkie.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. All Henned Up

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    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     

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