Hi. New here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by taylors729, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. taylors729

    taylors729 Hatching

    Dec 18, 2016
    Hi my wife and I just got 5 black sexlink 1 year old. We bought a coop from tsc and so far we have gotten 1 egg. We are from tenn... it's around 20-30 degrees. We have had them since Tuesday and only got 1 egg. I just put a light in there.. any help or comments or help is appreciated

    Thanks for letting us join [​IMG][/IMG]
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Songster

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    Hello from Ireland.
    I am glad you joined the flock!
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  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, and I am sure you will enjoy it here! Please make yourself at home! :frow
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  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Actually, those birds appear to be Black Australorps. Black Sex Links will have a collar of red on their hackle and breast.
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under taylors729 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congratulations on your new feathered family and that always special first egg.

    You might want to say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you just got the birds, they may still be adjusting to their new surroundings and it will take a while for them to settle in. Change isn't easy for chickens, just give them some time. It does appear that you have BA's as QueenMisha said (maybe it's the photo?) but those are a very popular breed and they should be good layers given time.

    Good luck to you!
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  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! Yes, you have 5 beautiful Black Australorp hens! I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Black Australorps are a very good breed and excellent layers. Welcome to BYC
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