Hi! I'm Sheliy brand new to the chicken world!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sheliy, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Sheliy

    Sheliy New Egg

    Sep 5, 2016
    I'm so excited!! I'm going to have some chickens in the near future. I've fallen head over heels for the Silkies and Frizzles. I've been researching, researching and more researching!! Everything from their care, feed, breeding and raising. The coop ideas are swirling... I've had one chicken in the past. I bought him for a quarter when I was a kid from a mill store. He was raised in my bedroom. I took him everywhere. He rode on the handle bars of my bike. He was a black and white Dominic rooster. When he grew up and started crowing, my Dad gave him to a farmer friend of his that had a bunch of chickens. Roo didn't realize he was a chicken and never had anything to do with them. He stayed a house chicken and lived for 9 years. I never forgot him and have loved chickens ever since. I'm so glad I found this site. I'm sure as time gets closer I will be looking to you all for advice.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How exciting for you to be getting into chickens again :clap I have lived reading about your previous chicken adventure, it sound fantastic and that's a great age he got to.

    Good luck with your new venture and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  3. Sheliy

    Sheliy New Egg

    Sep 5, 2016
    Thank you so much!! I do have a question for starters. I'm wanting to do several different breeds of chickens, all little, do I need separate coops for them, to separate by breed, or can I have just one large one?
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Sheliy, and :welcome. Happy you joined us. It shouldn't be necessary to have different coops for different breeds provided they all grow up together. They all just learn to get along, And even if they don't grow up together and you add to your flock, there are introduction methods that minimize introduced birds from getting picked on by established birds. If you ever introduce new arrivals, here's a great article about how to do it correctly. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
    Good luck and congrats on your new flock! :)
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to the BYC site!

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