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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by macylee, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. macylee

    macylee In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2015
    Bainbridge, GA
    My grandpa had raised chickens for many, many years and this past summer he helped me start my own little flock! I have six silly hens: 5 black sex linked and 1 red sex linked. They are Honey Bun, Blanche Devereaux, Lucille, Naomi, Esmerelda, and Miss Selena. Last but not least, I have a handsome red sex linked rooster named Pedro. My main purpose for raising backyard chickens is fun :) and then eggs. 3/6 of my hens are laying and they just started this week!! We found their little nest beside a bush in some straw with 4 eggs in it (it had probably been there a day or two before it was found), and I marked those and then yesterday there were 3 new eggs, and today there have been two so far in their nesting box in the coop (I placed an egg in there to encourage it). I live on 11 acres and my chickens are free-range 95% of the time. I'm currently working with my dad on expanding their coop so we can add some new members down the road! I'm excited to learn from others and have a chance to talk to some other crazy chicken ladies & gentlemen!

  2. WWChickens

    WWChickens In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2015
    New Hampshire
    I had an Easter Egger named Esmerelda!
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on getting your own flock started :celebrate It sounds like you are really enjoying the whole experience a,d getting some eggs to boot. Finding those first eggs really is great and it never gets boring collecting them!! You have some lovely names there for your flock.

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I love your chickens' names. :eek:) Sex Link hens are laying machines. You should get loads of eggs from those girls. :eek:) I especially love the Black Sex Links as mine have been very friendly and have tended to lay my largest eggs with double yolks not being uncommon. Also, I been very happy with the Black Sex Links persistent in laying in really cold winter weather. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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  7. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    My grandpa got me in to chickens [​IMG]

    Good luck with your flock [​IMG]

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. There are a lot of "Blanches" here - Blanche was certainly a character to remember. I think everyone loved that show .
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  9. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Crowing

    Feb 10, 2013
    yo momma
    Hello and welcome to BACK YARD CHICKENS from Australia.
  10. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chirping

    Oct 26, 2015
    Hey my father introduced me to chickens we hade rir rooster and a Americana rooster with all sourts of hens

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