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I have chicks!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IrishGardener, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. IrishGardener

    IrishGardener Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2012
    So, I've been a member awhile as I planned to someday get chicks. The day finally came on Friday when I went to our amazing farm and garden center to buy Easter Eggers. To my dismay, I found out they had to be reserved. They had so many adorable chicks there though, so I am now a mixed flock owner. Still get different eggs and I will be able to tell them all apart. =) We have Lottie- a Black Star, Dottie- a Speckled Sussex, Effie- a Brown Leghorn, and Eggie- a Buff Cochin. Effie was a week old while the others only a few days. They all seem to be doing great, and growing fast! I can't believe the changes in only 2 days! I'm super excited to start my chicken journey! They will be laying hens/pets. When they stop laying they can be "retired" and we will simply add a few "working" girls to our flock. =)
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  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Yes I hear the eggs in my incubator moving I can't wait for that first little pip its day19
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  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    There so cute yes u will notice that they grow up way to fast but what makes me mad is that people buy chicks like that at tractor supply or something just for Easter and then through them out in the park or something to let them tend to them selves good luck hope u get some eggs in a few months
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  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congrats on getting your little flock! It's nice to have a mixed flock, I think.
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Gosh, 4 years a member and this is your first post? - you certainly don't like to rush into things do you? [​IMG] Congratulations on your new little flock - exciting times ahead for you I'm sure.

    Your country thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (i hope that Ireland has one). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Congratulations - just hope that wire is enough to keep kitty out of the brooder.

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