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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nicoleej14, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. nicoleej14

    nicoleej14 New Egg

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    Hi everybody! I am getting three Easter Egger chicks on the 27 of this month and I am so excited to start my journey with my little backyard flock! I have some farming/chicken and chick care experience and I have raised day old ducklings dozens of times, but I have never raised chicks of my own in my backyard. I am very excited to add my little girls to my family! Naturally I wanted to do as much research as possible before making the decision to get chicks, and I found myself on this site a lot finding the answers to every question I needed to know so I decided it would be a good idea to make my own account and keep expanding my knowledge so I can do my very best raising my three little chickies!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, so glad you joined us [​IMG] Once your chicks are 6-8 weeks old, you can post photos of them at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  3. nicoleej14

    nicoleej14 New Egg

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    Thank you! I am ordering Ameraucana pullets (but I am well aware that most feed stores just give you EE's since most people don't know the difference), there's a 90% chance of them being female but it's not guaranteed, but I really hope they all are since I can't have a roo in my neighborhood! I guess I will find out if one starts crowing!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your impending flock.

    You may have come across these links in your research - if not, you may find them useful:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    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/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under nicoleej14 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! It's great to have you in our community! :woot
     

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