Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DenverChickFam, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. DenverChickFam

    DenverChickFam Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
    Hi there! I'm a brand new chick raiser and so excited about it. My family got 3 one-week old chicks last night and are already having a great time. We have a Buff Brahma, Gold Star, and Black Australorp. I've included their adorable pictures here. No names yet - soon! We are also planning on adding another 3-5 to the brooder this weekend. Waiting on a few more breeds to hatch and become available.

    I'm so excited to become part of this community! [​IMG]

    Here are our little girls:


  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock"!

    Congratulations on the new chicks! You've picked out some nice breeds.[​IMG]
  3. DenverChickFam

    DenverChickFam Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
    Thank you! I am excited to be here [​IMG]

    We are planning on adding 3-5 more babies this weekend and are hoping to get some of these breeds. We're looking for friendly temperament with kiddos and decent laying (and I want beautiful birds, but my husband doesn't care about that) hee hee. Oh, and we also are hoping for them to be winter-hardy since we live in Colorado. Any thoughts on this list?

    - Cochin (I love the fluffy feet!)
    - Araucana
    - Leghorn
    - Wyandotte
    - Buff Orpington

    Other ones I particularly like are:
    - Dorking (hard to find??)
    - Polish (those hair-dos!!)[​IMG]
    - And of course I want a Silkie

    I would love any input from seasoned chicken experts!!! (I have read all of the reviews - just looking for any additional thoughts)
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  4. FrankA

    FrankA Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2015
    Long Island NY
    Congrats on the new chicks! Welcome to the forum. You'll find all the information you need inside these threads.
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! You have some lovely chicks there!! I would just say as a polish keeper my self that they some times don't do well in a mixed flock, silkies too. As they are a more fancy breed with the crests they tend to get more attention from other members because of the crests. Feather pecking and bullying can soon escalate. Regular checking of the crest and eyes is also important, mites and other parasites like to make homes in them! Other than that they are a super breeds and very friendly.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
    1 person likes this.
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
    1 person likes this.
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Congrats on your flock!
    1 person likes this.
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Adorable chicks! X2, Polish and Silkies can be a problem in a mixed flock and often need to be kept separate. Cochins are nice birds and make good pets, but they often tend to be very broody which cuts down on their egg production (if you were looking at the Silkie as a broody, Cochins would be a good alternative though.) The Leghorn will have a very large comb, and they are prone to frostbite.
    1 person likes this.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I totally agree with London Coop- Polish and Silkies are fine breeds, and worth a bit more attention
    1 person likes this.

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