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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jynestia, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Jynestia

    Jynestia In the Brooder

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    So I have been lurking for a while. I have wanted chickens for all of my life, and finally got them! Every internet search I have done has brought me to a BYC thread. I now search this instead of google!

    I hesitated to join originally because I thought the forum was exclusively for owners of pet chickens... but then I accidentally found the caponizing thread via Google and realized there were connections here I could make.

    So here I am and hello!

    I am a single mother of 3 trying to make a farm out of 10 acres that were a blessing to me. I work full time in business as well.

    about 2 weeks ago we started getting chickies. We first got 4 pullets and 2 bantams from TSC. (We didn't know there were other non mail order options!). We hoped for 1 of the 2 bantams to be a rooster.

    Later we learned they had ducks! I went back for 6 khaki's when they came in. When I arrived there were also a fresh batch of Rhode Island Red's. Of course I had to get them, they're much prettier than the others! They are unsexed as well, so probably at least one rooster in there.

    Then when shopping for a coop, we found a local place that had basically every breed imaginable! So we picked up 1 barred rock, 2 silver laced wyandotte's, 3 auracanas, and 2 mallard ducks.

    I intend to grow them for both meat and eggs. My kids are learning farm life, and already had the "don't get attached, these aren't pets" talk. To which they responded "When can we make chicken nuggets?" so I definitely have a bunch of farm hands in the making!

    OMG there are 28 chicks growing in my spare bathroom... :D And I am SO excited!!!

    Can't wait to get to know everyone and learn more!

    ~ Jen :)
     

  2. Jynestia

    Jynestia In the Brooder

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    I mean 26 chicks. Apparently math/counting eludes me.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] and congrats on your new flock.

    It does seem all searches lead here. So glad you decided to join us.
     
  4. Watermelon123

    Watermelon123 Songster Premium Member

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    Wecome to the coop!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your flocks!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome back to BYC, Jen. Glad you decided join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Numbers aren't important - here we have "chicken math," which simply implies, you're going to continue to get more chickens- resistance is futile, it is a fowl addiction[​IMG]
     

  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. ScenicViews

    ScenicViews Chirping

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    Welcome! You definitely have the "chicken-math" down!! [​IMG]

    Congratulations on your new flock!!


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