Howdy from Oklahoma!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SoonerMykah, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. SoonerMykah

    SoonerMykah Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    My name is Mike, and Im a chicken addict..

    I thought I'd go ahead and start a profile here since I've been reading threads daily for months now. I got my first chicks about 3 months ago, Bought 6 from Atwoods to get started - 1 Golden Sex Link - 2 Australorps - 1 EE and 2 unknowns (I plan to put pics of these 2 on here later.) We lost the Easter Egger the 2nd night they stayed outside, as we got a wicked cold spell and did not retrieve the babies quick enough. My children and I love the chickens alot, my wife not so much. But alas, she gave in when I wanted more so we ordered 25 from Efowl (maybe a bit overkill but like I said, Im an addict). My wonderful boys helped pick the breeds so we ordered 15 EEers, 5 Plymouth Rocks, and 5 Jersey Giants. While waiting on the chicks to arrive I picked up 3 Ameraucanas at the local feed store (addiction is a brutal thing...LOL).
    Anyway now we have 33 beautiful birds and I am enjoying them so much. My sons and I will catch grasshoppers for hours to feed the chickens, and my oldest has made it his responsibility to feed and water them daily. He is an awesome helper!!
    I really enjoy all the helpful info on this site and I am hopeful that one day I'll be able to return the favor to someone else.

    God Bless
  2. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    Hello and :welcome

    Oh it sounds like your having so much fun. I have the same problem and my husband said to me yesterday, " is there a reason you need all these?" I looked around at all 45+ chickens and said to him, "nope, I just like them." He just shakes his head and moves along.

    Feel free to ask questions as there's many knowledgeable peeps here on BYC! :)
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you are enjoying your flock! Sorry about the one you lost early on. Love your avatar! Ha!

    Make yourself at home and if you have any questions, that is what we are here for. Welcome to our flock!
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Awe! That poor chick! LOL
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have put together a nice flock, and should have a very colorful egg basket when they start laying! Sorry about the EE chick you lost.
  6. SoonerMykah

    SoonerMykah Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    Thank you all for making me feel welcome!!
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. We are all chicken addicts here. Sorry about the loss of your EE. It's always sad to lose a member of our flocks. You have a nice mix of breeds. Australorps are my favorite standard breed; very hardy, calm and gentle, and excellent layers of large, brown eggs, and the Golden Sex Link, which is a label used by some of the hatcheries for their Red Sex Links, are egg laying machines. My granddaughter's favorites are the EEs. She loves the colored eggs. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. God bless your family and your flock.
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  8. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Welcome from the Ocean State!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed


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