I FINALLY got some chickens!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NJDave, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. NJDave

    NJDave Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    29
    Aug 20, 2015
    Sussex County, NJ
    Hey all,
    After spending MANY hours on this site, and doing my research over the last 2 years, we finally got 2 birds this weekend. The girls are red sex link, and we have gotten 4 eggs already(2 sun and 2 this a.m.)
    My wife let me convert a 8x8 resin shed we have on the property.
    My step son spent the last two days hanging in the coop with them lol, I forced him out on Saturday so they could get acclimated, they started complaining when he had to leave :). They ate out of our hands from day one.
    I plan on adding 4-6 more over the next few weeks. in groups of 2-3.
    Everything with the coop came out better then I had hoped, if it wasnt for this website or the members of this website I NEVER would have had all the info I need to make sure I raise happy healthy birds, so THANK YOU!!!

    You all rock!

    I will post some pics, later this week, but so far so good.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, NJDave, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community and that BYC was useful to you in the early stages of your chicken adventure!! Best wishes and enjoy your flock!!
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,609
    14,587
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on your new flock! I too, converted my shed into a coop - it works really well for me! I'd suggest that when you do make additions, you do so en-masse, rather than 2-3 at a time. It facilitates integration since there are more newbies, and thus less focus on each addition from your existing flock. Here's a few links on integration that may give you an idea of how to go about adding new flock members.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

    Best of luck

    CT
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  4. NJDave

    NJDave Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    29
    Aug 20, 2015
    Sussex County, NJ
    Thanks Ken I appreciate it.. That was today's goal, to research and make sure I do it right.
    Thank you for taking the time you took to send the links man.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,609
    14,587
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

    You are most welcome [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,794
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,500
    1,320
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hi Dave, and welcome to Backyard chickens! So glad you finally got some hens, and bet you can't wait for more! I have managed to fit 35 chickens in my 8'x8' coop, but they have plenty of run space. I hope you enjoy BYC and hope you find it as helpful as I have. Have a nice day!
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,400
    10,092
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Dave, Welcome to Backyard Chickens. I agree with CTkens idea of adding new birds en mass
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by