Hi! New member from KY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jersey Fresh, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Jersey Fresh

    Jersey Fresh Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2016
    Hi everyone just wanted to say hi! I am new to chicken raising and we just bought a 11.2 acre farm for my horses and now 7 chickens. I have a background in agriculture and work in R&D for an animal nutrition company.

    I have 7 one-week old chicks right now. We were goign to get 6 but my fiance insisted we take all three of the Aracuna/Americunas they had left so that the one chick wouldn't be the only one in the bin. So we have 2 Buff Orphingtons, 3 Aracuna/Americuanas (Easter Eggers I think), 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte and 1 Black Australop.

    I came here looking for help, advice and tricks since this is my first venture into raising poultry.
  2. roostingchamp7

    roostingchamp7 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to byc!![​IMG]
    First off, you said you had easter eggers? I've heard they don't lay the tastiest eggs, but the buff orpingtons' are great!! Good luck with your chickens!!
  3. Jersey Fresh

    Jersey Fresh Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2016
    They were sold at Southern States as Aracunas but I'm not sure they are or if they are full blood? . I don't know much about chickens aside from your normal Cobb and Ross commercial birds so I have no clue how to know if they are full or not.

    I have to say the one Aracuna/Easter Egger/whatever she is is my favorite. She is sassy and funny and so entertaining.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Chances are you have an EE and that's great because they are terrific birds. Never heard their eggs aren't the tastiest. With my EE the only difference in her eggs from my other chickens, was the color...hers were beautiful bluish-green and tasted wonderful!

    Have fun with your new chicks and thanks for joining us!
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH

    Enjoy your new farm.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    EE's are very popular. I have never heard anyone complain about the taste before. Some foods any chickens eat can affect the taste .
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

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