Hi, I'm a rookie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SunnyCO, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. SunnyCO

    SunnyCO Chirping

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    Hi, my name is Karen and I live in Windsor, CO. I got my first 4 chicks in May because I had a dog run that never got used and would just fill up with weeds. My dogs would have died if I had actually put them in a chainlink fence out back. I built a chicken coop and bought a Buff Orphington, a Barred Rock and 2 Rhode Island Reds. It's just my husband and I so I certainly don't need more then 4 hens. My Buff, Goldy, starting laying about 6 weeks ago and the 2 RR have been laying for about 3 weeks now, and we're waiting for the BR to lay her first. I'm a country girl and grew up with a horse and pony, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc, but we never had chickens so I'm a chicken dummy and I'm learning as I go.

    Thanks to this page, things have been going well, so thanks to everyone for their posts, they are very helpful.

    Cheers!
    Karen
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    So glad you joined us.

    4 is enough..just me and DH have 6 - 3 BO, 3 BR and even with 2 BO's goin' broody often we have excess eggs. So fun to share and hens love the cooked eggs daily as well.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, Karen. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have some hardy and dependable breeds. You will get lots of large,brown eggs from those girls. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting those eggs.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG]hi Karen nice to meet you. Glad you decided to join the BYC flock
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock!! Enjoy all your adventures with them and welcome to our roost!
     
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Karen and welcome to BYC! Nice getting those fresh eggs isn't it. Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  10. 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!
     

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