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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by birdsoutback, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. birdsoutback

    birdsoutback In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    Just introducing myself. New to the site and wanted to introduce myself. Currently living in West KY. Been down here for about 19 years now. Have been planning on getting a few birds for about 16 or 17 years now and just got around to it..LOL.. OK; so I been busy...LOL This is the first time I have done this personally. I have worked in commercial hog barns and chicken barns in the past, but never had chickens at home before. I got 6 pullets the other day and have been playing mama to them. Trying to nurture the ladies into being egg layers for me and my family.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock? Congratulations on your new pullets :celebrate Raising chickens is a fantastic experience and I'm sure your going to really enjoy it. You will be saying to yourself "why didn't I do this years ago" The learning centre has some excellent articles on getting started with yiur birds. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chicken journey. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.

    Sounds like you have loads of experience. But, I know having your own 6 is so much difference than managing large numbers in the past. Personally I had opportunity to be around chickens in large chicken housing, but was so pleasantly surprised to learn how interesting and individual they are with a small backyard flock.

    Hope you enjoy the forums.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on your new birds! I hope they turn into wonderful, productive laying hens.[​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of pullets did you get?
  8. birdsoutback

    birdsoutback In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    Thanks! Yeah it is a lot different. I worked 10 hog barns with a 1000 hogs per barn and 6 chicken barns with 30000 per barn. With the 6 I got there is a lot more personal time spent with the chicks. So far it has went well except for the bout of pasty butt I dealt with after the second day. I tried the wet paper towel. That didn't work. Then I soaked their butts in hot water. Running water did not work. Warm water did not work. They didn't seem to mind me holding them while I soaked them in water. It finally broke loose enough where I could get them cleaned up with a wet paper towel. They were not to keen on the blow dryer on low either...LOL 5 of the 6 had pasty butt. Have not had any issues since then.
  9. birdsoutback

    birdsoutback In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    Not sure. I got the sexed ones from tractor supply, but they said they were assorted. I reckon time will tell...LOL
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop

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