Introduction- New to the BYC World

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lau, May 7, 2019.

  1. Lau

    Lau In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2019
    South Bay Area, California
    Hello! As a first time chicken owner I am so happy I have found this community. I have had so many questions and this forum has really helped answer some of my questions! Thank you!
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We got 4 @ 4 weeks on March 7th
    Currently integrating 2 @ 10 weeks on May 6th

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    1 Golden Laced Wyandotte

    4 Barred Rocks (Originally thought they were Silver Laced Wyandotte’s) I believe some might be cockerels

    1 Speckled Sussex (newly added)

    1 Black Star (newly added)

    The first day of integration with the new pullets was not easy. The BR’s were constantly after the two new pullets. They did all go inside the coop together for the night (last night) but this morning when they were let out, as soon as the new ones came out the BR’s went after the two new members. This morning I placed the two new pullets in an enclosure along side the run where the 4 other pullets (or cockerels) are. Later today I will let them out and see how they do again. Recommendations or tips appreciated! I attached some pictures but I am missing pictures of the SS, she is very fast and shy.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    The company around the yard

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We have 10 year old border collie mix and live in California

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? [​IMG]

    I found myself constantly on the BYC site every time I had a question so I decided to join!

    Looking forward to sharing what all of them turn out to be! Thanks!

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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have LOTS of FUN with your beautiful flock! :wee
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby.

    Here are some links to key resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with getting the older one's to accept the new one's into the flock!
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Um. Yikes! You've got some cockerels on your hands.
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  7. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    Best of luck with integration. It can take some time with the "see not touch" method for everyone to figure it out.

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
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  8. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us! You have a beautiful flock there! Good luck with them and let us know if you ever need help with anything!
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  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Jan 19, 2018
    SE Wisconsin
    My Coop
    Hello and :welcome we are so glad to have you here! :)
    Those are some very pretty birds you have!
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the pulse beat of the chicken community.:bowBACKYARD CHICKENS:yesss:
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