Hi all, very excited to be aboard

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beatua, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. beatua

    beatua New Egg

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    In my family we decided we would start the new year with our first chickens [​IMG]. both my wife and I have spent approximately 40 hours over the past few weeks reading this and a few other places trying to absorb as much as we can about raising chickens. Eventually we decided to buy nine 16-17 week old pullets. Hopefully we'll have eggs in the next few weeks [​IMG]. We responded to a local chicken farm advertisement on craigslist. We got 3 barred rock, 3 rhode island white and 3 easter eggers (for our three kids). Thanks to all for the information you all have shared and nice to meet you

    Very exciting times [​IMG]

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  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon. Barred Rocks are my favorite!!
     
  3. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
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    Welcome. Make sure you read the Adventures of Barbara (just search for it here) so you know what your barred rock is up to... Enjoy your girls. And don't freak out if it takes time for them to settle in to their new digs before they start laying.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Congrats on getting chickens

    Imp
     
  5. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Welcome, and I hope you enjoy your new birds! I think you'll find that you enjoy them even more than you expected. Chickens are wonderful and far more endearing than most people expect! I hope you get answers to all of your questions here, learn a lot, and make a bunch of friends!
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Welcome from Canada! Congrats on the new chickens! [​IMG]
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I love Barred Rocks.
     
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    [​IMG] from another newbie posting from Ohio. Nice pictures. Actually new to the forum, not to keeping chickens.
     
  10. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     

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