I'm a beginner with little experience!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hicksfamily, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. hicksfamily

    hicksfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am quite new to chickens, and will be getting three pullets in Spring.
    I do not have any chickens right now.
    I will be getting the following breeds:
    Plymouth Rock
    Lavender Orpington
    Blue bantam Cochin

    I found out about backyardchickens.com by browsing the internet while looking for chicken help and support.
    My others hobbies are soccer, writing, and art. I would like to become a Veterinarian in the future.
    My family consists of five people. My dad, mom, 2 brothers, and I. I have five other pets. 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 1 lizard. I work three days a week as a paper girl (I just started middle school)
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    Hay! I just started middle school to. Yes! I'm not alone. Alright I will tell you about chickens. I have about 17, so you need a coop or at least some shelter the food you can feed is (start and grow) for chicks and regular pellets for chickens. Predators are every ware so you need fencing or something to protect them. As they get older you can let them have more freedom. I have cochin bantam the issue is they fly. So you might want to think about trimming wings though my chickens never go far without coming back. I have partridge though your getting blues. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, again. Somehow you ended up with a duplicate thread. :eek:) As I stated when I greeted you in your other thread, you've picked some very friendly, gentle, and docile breeds. My children made lap pets out of our Orpingtons and Cochins. If you are getting bantam Cochins, I would not personally mix them in with the Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons as they will likely take a battering from the larger birds. You might want to consider getting standard sized Cochins instead. Not only will they mix fine with the other two breeds, but you will get larger eggs from them as well. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
  8. 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]

    X2 on the duplicate thread so I will just welcome you to our flock!!! :)
  9. 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.
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens


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