Hi from Oklahoma!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ACargill, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. ACargill

    ACargill Chirping

    May 5, 2012
    Purcell, OK
    Hello fellow BYCers!

    I recently joined this site to learn all I could about chickens but I don't think I'll ever stop learning because there is so much to know! We bought 6 chicks on March 7 and they were about 4 days old then. My next door neighbor also bought 6 chicks that day and we are doing our chicken adventure together so we have 12 chicks total. In the beginning I had no idea what type of chicks we had but thanks to this site I now know that we have 2 Red Sex-Links, 1 Barred Rock pullet, 1 White Rock pullet, 2 Ancona pullets, 1 Rhode Island Red cockerel, 3 Buff Opringtons (2 pullets and 1 cockerel), 1 Bantam Cochin pullet, and 1 OEG BBR bantam cockerel. We are having a great time with our chicks and learning so much!

    Our chicks have a good sized coop (converted shed) and a small covered run. They get to free range in the back yard all day when the weather permits. We recently adopted a Border Collie/Great Pyrenees puppy and she has been absolutely great with the chickens. She is a great help when we want them to go in the coop before they are ready because she just herds them right in. She sleeps in their covered run at night to provide a little more protection from night time predators.

    I am in the beginning stages of building 2 or 3 smaller coops because I would like to start breeding Silkies, Polish, and OEGB's. I want to eventually work my way toward breeding Sizzles but I need to learn more about the genetic side to ensure I do that correctly!

    Here's a pic of some of some of my chickens hard at work "debugging" our yard! [​IMG]

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
    Cute Flock! [​IMG]
  3. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC!
  6. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hey AC :p :frow
    Nice chooks. We've got sex links, but they don't seem to have as many speckles as yours. :lol:
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Hi AC welcome to byc very pretty birds you have there.
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Nice looking flock. :thumbsup

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