Hi, newbie chicken mum here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenLady♡, Oct 13, 2018 at 8:43 PM.

  1. ChickenLady♡

    ChickenLady♡ In the Brooder

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    Hi, I am brand new to chickens as a 'mature mum'. I have x13 four to five week old chicks - 4 australorp (1 black, 1 splash, 2 blue), 2 plymouth rock, 2 RIR and 5 silkies (4 partridge, 1 blue). I am hoping to end up with 5 good laying hens and a couple of silkie hens (for fun!).
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC - hoping for a bunch of pullets in that flock.
     
  3. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] Crowing

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    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    :welcome
     
  4. Melky

    Melky Songster

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  5. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crowing

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    alexa009, rjohns39, sourland and 10 others like this.
  6. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Thanks for joining. You have come to the right place!

    There are alot of amazing people that are willing to help with whatever they can, you can also go
    Check out the Learning Center it has tons of great information and articles for just fun reads!

    Enjoy!​
     
  7. ChickenLady♡

    ChickenLady♡ In the Brooder

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    [/QUOTE]Just wondering why you're hoping for a few hens out of that whole bunch... did you buy straight run chicks? ...Glad you decided to join us and good luck with your new flock!![/QUOTE]

    Thanks FlappyFeathers. Yes, I bought them all as day old (unsexed) chicks from a heritage breeder, so hoping for maybe a 50/50 split (fingers crossed).
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Free Ranging

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    Welcome, and good luck on your chicks!
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Free Ranging

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    Welcome, and good luck on your chicks!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do.:wee
     
  11. Melky

    Melky Songster

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    If you have 50/50 males to females you will want to sell or rehome some roosters. Probably only need one with the number of hens you will have.:) Good Luck!
     

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