Intro_Brady

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bmanty, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. bmanty

    bmanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone, my name is Brady and live in MN. We purchased a house that came with a coop and five chickens. One leghorn, australorp, two Rhode Island Reds, and a large hen I cannot identify that I put on the identification page. Since we moved in two years ago, my large unknown is the only original one remaining and doing very well.

    We did not know the ages of the birds when we got here but only one was laying eggs and over the course of last year the birds were fine one day and then just laying down motionless the next and passed away. I think they were just old or had some heart failure (Is this normal). I also got four leghorns and 3 silver laced wyandottes (full grown) this last year and they are thriving very well.

    This is all new to me and I do my best to keep the coop clean, gave them an extended back yard by moving their fences and plan to give them more of a jungle gym inside and outside the coop to hop around on. They also get plenty of treats too and scratch grains. I am also getting four chicks, 2 reds and 2 barred rocks in a couple weeks. Excited to try and raise them but very nervous. Look forward to speaking and sharing ideas.

    Brady
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    put your photos of the "large unknown hen," on the "what breed or bender is this," thread. They should be able to ID her.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Brady and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Yes, chickens can just keel over and die from all sorts of causes - old age is one (mine don't get that luxury). Here's a few links on raising chicks that may be interesting:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. bmanty

    bmanty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody, look forward to learning and getting lots of eggs and raising some babies.

    I did put a picture of my rusty colored hen on the ID page

    Brady
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Brady [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hi Brady, it's nice to have you here!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Brady, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our flock! Looks like you've already received some great advice and links so I will just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     

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