Hey Everyone, New Member From Wilmington NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LouNeo, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. LouNeo

    LouNeo In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2016
    Wilmington NC
    Just wanted to say a quick hello as my first post in here. I am new to all of this, have a small growing flock as I find new breeds that are cool. We started with 3 laying hens that were given to us. Then we ended up getting 12 chicks from Tractor Supply and I just bought a couple more hens and a rooster tonight. Chickens are kind of addicting, as you find new cool breeds you "need" more chickens...

    We have 6 adult chickens and (12) 7 week old chicks. Hoping to cull those down to 6 adults and 4-5 chicks and sell the rest to recoup some for chicken food.

    Current breeds:
    Barred Rock
    Red Ranger
    Blue Cochin
    Silver Laced Cochin
    Ayem Cemani (seems to be a mix though)

    I cant wait to discover more of what this site has to offer, some coop ideas, and what I need to do to try and hatch some eggs at some point in the near future.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Lou and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Chicken maths strikes again i see [​IMG] - they are surprisingly addictive, i agree.

    The Coop Section and "Coops and Runs" forum are good places to start with your coop plans - in fact, theres so much info there, it will keep you reading until the wee hours!

    Incubating and hatching eggs is great. Two approaches - either use broody mommas or get into incubators (no literally, they are a bit small). Theres a "broody hen" thread, i believe and also the "incubating and hatching eggs" forum that you may wish to check out. More generally, you'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
  3. LouNeo

    LouNeo In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2016
    Wilmington NC
    Thank you for all of that information. I will take a look for my state area to jump into and I was just looking at the DIY bators and the coops, will have to check them out tomorrow.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, so glad you joined the flock. North Carolina has a lot of very fine chicken and bunny folks
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! You've got a nice flock going there. Welcome to the addiction [​IMG]
  7. 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]

    You sure have some nice breeds there! You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning.

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have. And we do welcome you to our roost! :)
  8. mjh2032

    mjh2032 In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2016
    Hello and welcome! You have a nice collection of breeds. I live in NC too and have 6 chickens, all the same breed.
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. That's a nice mixture of breeds you have there.

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