Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mrae, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Mrae

    Mrae Hatching

    Aug 12, 2016
    So after a few years of lurking on here, I finally have my own chickens, and an excuse to join BYC :D

    About a month ago I got 3 ~8 week old chickens from a good friend of mine. She had made a big order of chicks online (something about chicken math? :p) but since she already had quite a few decided to raise them and sell them a bit older. Worked out great for me, since I'm not really in a position to be raising chicks in a brooder, but have wanted a little flock of my own for the last few years. My stepson built our little coop and run as a part of his senior project, and we have a huge backyard, so they also get to roam around a few hours a day. I'm too nervous to let them out when I'm not out with them though, so I'm happy they've got some protected space when I can't be out that long.

    Right now I have a light brahma, a black australorp, and an ameracauna (or EE?). I'm hoping they're all girls, but some behavior recently has made me a bit worried for two of the three, so I'll be starting a new thread shortly I guess, in the hopes the brilliant BYC hive mind can help me out :/

    What else... I'm also a proud mama of a sweet little lab mix, two cats (one's my little snuggly man, the other is mean but really pretty :p), and am expecting my first human baby in less than a month now!
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad to have you. This is THE place to get your chicken questions answered (or just to socialize) and there are plenty of great people on here to do it. Sounds like you have a nice little flock going. Make sure to snap a picture of the bird you're suspicious of. That'll make gender-guessing easiest. Your family sounds lovely. Congrats on your little one on the way! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and congrats on your new flock. You can post pics of your suspect cockerels on the breed / gender ID forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Glad you joined the flock. :)
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, mrae, and :welcome. Great to,have you in our community. Best wishes to you, your chickens, and your new baby! :D
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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