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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mama Porch, May 15, 2016.

  1. Mama Porch

    Mama Porch Just Hatched

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    Hi!

    Looking forward to chatting chicken!

    This is our first time with chickens. We are used to a brood, but of the human variety. We have six children, ages 7, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2. We were studying galliformes this week (we homeschool), so it was the perfect week to add chickens!
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! The learning Center is a great place to get lots of information, otherwise just a jump on in, there are a lot of helpful people
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Wow that is quite a brood you have there! One was enough for me!
    I'm sure your children will really enjoy raising chickens, they are fantastic for getting the whole family involved. Do you have ideas on what breeds you will be starting out with?

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. Mama Porch

    Mama Porch Just Hatched

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    We have 3 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Cornish Cross, 1 Easter Egger, 1 Buff Orpington and 1 Black Australorp.

    Do you have to post a certain amount of times before adding pictures?
     
  5. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it is the app, they seem to have have a glitch. Try switching to desktop mode, that is the only way I can post pictures
     
  6. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're you planning on eating the Cornish Cross or try to grow them to layers?
     
  7. Mama Porch

    Mama Porch Just Hatched

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    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eating them is kindest. There are those who have managed to keep them as layers, but it requires strict diet restrictions.
     
  9. Mama Porch

    Mama Porch Just Hatched

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    That's what I figured. Let them enjoy life for a couple of months, and then eat them before they get miserable. Our chickens will be free ranging in the backyard and I'll throw out feed too, but I won't really be able to specifically limit their diet while also throwing out feed for the others.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Links won't work for me. But Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

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