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Hi from Florida's nature coast

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carlfarr, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. carlfarr

    carlfarr Hatching

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    We are new to raising chickens but have discussing it for some time. Was planning to start in spring, but wife decided to buy four cute chicks and now I Am Playing Catch up With Building A coop.[​IMG]
    Got them at 2 weeks. Now they're going on 8 weeks old. 3 black sexlings, one's a rooster and a broiler.She bought them not knowing what straight line means. Been finding lots of great info here and will probably be asking questions soon.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Better hurry up on that coop! LOL Gorgeous birds!!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute birds! Good luck with the coop building!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. carlfarr

    carlfarr Hatching

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    It is getting there. At least we are in Florida and are still having warm weather, so we have time to finish it.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your coop-building!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Your Black Sex Links in your picture actually appear to be Black Australorps. Black Sex Links have reddish or copper colored feathers around the neck area. However, Black Australorps are excellent layers as well, and one of the calmest and most gentle of all chicken breeds. 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.
     
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Glad you joined the flock - I think they are Black Australorps as well. Straight run generally translates into a lot more cockerels than pullets. If you live in an area that doesn't allow for roosters, that can be a bad thing. If you plan on having roosters for dinner - not so bad.
     

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