Hi there from Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mhainz, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. mhainz

    mhainz Just Hatched

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    Howdy all.
    New member from Melbourne, Australia here.

    I'm totally new to this chicken thing. I've been pestering my wife for about 5 years and she finally relented and let me get a couple of chooks. They're only about 4 weeks old (we got them as 1 week old chicks) so I'm currently building a coop and run for them.

    Here are my girls (God I hope they're girls!) on their first outing into the great outdoors.

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    Cheers,
    Markus.
     
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  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    G'day and nice to meet you Markus. BYC has a large Aussie community, and always room for more. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Markus and welcome to BYC. Congrats on your chicks - you deserve 'em after 5 years pestering! I'd suggest holding off on posting on the gender thread for another couple of weeks. Around 6 weeks seems to be the benchmark for an accurate assessment.


    All the best
    CT
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Markus, and :welcome. Pleased to have you aboard! :)
     
  7. EggsInParadise

    EggsInParadise New Egg

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    Aloha from Hawaii how are yourseasons there and how r yor chickens affected by them? Oh wait, you haven't had them long enough have you? Oh wow what a great experience for you! You're gonna love your "chooks' that's what you call a baby chicken or a chicken in general?
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. mhainz

    mhainz Just Hatched

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    Hi there. Yep I've only had them a few weeks. Here where I am its currently Spring so the daytime temps are getting around 18-20 deg C and at night we're getting down to about 10deg C so its not too cold anymore. The way my (hopefully) girls are growing I think they'll be good to move outside in a couple of weeks.

    And yes "Chooks" is our collective term for chickens over here!

    Thanks for the welcome everyone.
     

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