Hi from Southern California (newbie with adorable 2 week old chicks)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by woodmouse, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. woodmouse

    woodmouse New Egg

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm so thankful for this community, I've spent the last six months in obsessive research mode reading all I could find on chickens, including spending many hours on this forum. Honestly, I've learned more here than from any of the (13 and counting!) books I've read on keeping chickens. That's saying something.

    We live in Southern California and just got our first batch of six adorable 2-3 week old chicks. 2 Black Australorps, 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks and 2 Easter Eggers. Our coop and run can technically allow for up to 12 birds but we're starting small since we're new at this. I can imagine wanting to get more down the line. I hear that's a thing. [​IMG]

    I mean, seriously. This is what I have in my house right now:


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    While EEs were not my first choice (my kids were desperate for them though so I relented) I have to say they ARE the cutest and most photogenic of the bunch. It's the eyeliner.

    Anyway, I figured it was time to stop lurking and register since I'm likely to have questions and maybe even (someday) answers.
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    That is such a cute photograph, it's always nice when they'll stop and let you get a few snaps.

    They'll look very different in a few months' time though. Enjoy the cuteness while you can, lol.

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you have, good luck and enjoy the site :D
     
  3. woodmouse

    woodmouse New Egg

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    I'm looking forward to the ugly duckling-er chicken stage too. I think they are hilarious when they look like awkward dinosaurs.
     
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Yes, it's true :lol: The bodies start expanding but the head stays small and comb-less. It is pretty hilarious.

    (It's good fun when their voices start breaking as well, they'll try to cheep and all of a sudden this honk will come blasting out of their throat.)
     
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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! What a cute photo!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Adorable! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. As far as total annual egg production goes, EE may not be a first choice, but they are great eye candy and produce far longer than some other birds.
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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