Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rachellou76, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. rachellou76

    rachellou76 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hi! I have lurked a bit, looking for answers for awhile but yesterday I finally took the plunge and signed up. I have had chickens for about a year. Started with adult Jersey Giant and Brahma (we lost the Brahma due to injury last fall) and 6 Golden Comets chicks (I think? Red sex link? What's the difference?) The chicks started laying at the end of summer last year. In January, we received 19 more chickens, including a Black Cochin rooster, from my husband's cousin. After quarantine, we put them together. The only real problem was with the Jersey. She was picking fights. Last weekend, my husband got the rest of his cousin's chickens so now we have 50 chickens total (we had 51 but lost an Easter Egger last night :( )

    The chickens we have are Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Black Australorps, a Buff Orpington, white Leghorns, a lavender silkie, and a bantam (not sure of the breed, she looks like a little Easter Egger but lays little brown eggs.)

    I stay at home with my 6 kids and homeschool. The chickens have been a great learning experience for them! My oldest is 17 and graduated from high school and my youngest is 2 and a mama's boy.

    The chickens are my hobby. :p we sell eggs to friends and family who think we are absolutely crazy but are jealous because they want to have chickens and can't! We live in Ohio and are beyond ready for Spring.

    Glad to be here!!! Excited to improve on our chicken experience!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry for all your losses. These things happen in our flock. But it sounds like you are enjoying this adventure.

    Nothing better than finding those eggs and selling or giving them away to friends and family that don't or can't keep chickens.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    We're glad you decided to join the ''flock''! Feel free to ask any questions you may have, there is a lot of great info on this site and I'm sure you'll find answers! [​IMG] Sorry for your losses! hope the rest of your birds do alright!
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear about your losses that you have suffered. You must be very busy there with your flock and homeschooling your children too. Raising chickens is such a rewarding experience with the kids involved. I too am very ready for the spring over here in the UK!

    Hope you enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat, everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry for your losses![​IMG]I hope the rest of your flock stays healthy and happy, and that they continue laying lovely eggs for you.[​IMG]
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for your losses :hugs Good luck with the rest of the new flock!
    (Red sex links are just crosses that can be sexed at hatch by down color, the girls are reddish/ boys yellow, there are specific ones that are sold by different names depending on the hatchery/ breeding stock they come from, Golden Comet, Red Star, ISA Brown are some common ones.)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So nice to have you in the BYC flock, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Sorry for your losses. [​IMG]It sounds like you have a wonderful flock!
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) My wife and I home-schooled our children as well, and now our daughter is following in our footsteps with our granddaughter (pictured in my avatar). Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
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  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    Sorry about your losses.

    My you have quite a large flock and the job of homeschooling…I know you stay quite busy.

    Good luck with all.

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