Iowa Chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by llenger, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. llenger

    llenger Hatching

    Dec 23, 2014
    Bussey, IA
    Hello Everyone! I recently jumped head first into owning chickens, but then again thats how my husband and I normally start things! I have 25 7 week old chicks(16 Buff Orpington and 9 Production Reds). We live in Southern Iowa and own cattle(which we jumped into also), a dog, and a few cats(inside and out). I love animals and plan on owning plenty more. Right now my chicks are in our attached garage with a wood stove, so they are just loving it. I'm excited for spring so I can get there outside coop all fixed upand let them start roaming around the yard. I grew up with chickens at my Grandma's and just loved fresh eggs and meat. Now I feel like everything is so impersonal and I want to get back to my roots and do as much myself as possible. So glad to be apart of this community!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nothing better than fresh eggs right from under the hen. Or fresh meat on the table either!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Sounds like you have plenty to keep you very busy there with all your animals! I've had an orpington before and it was a lovely bird but unfortunatly it turned out to be a roo and did not like my dog he had to be rehomed, he has made a fabulous bird with some friends down the road. Have also had production reds and they were excellent egg layers. Hope you get lots of eggs from your birds. Wishing you the very best of luck with them all in the future and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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

    Good luck with your Orpingtons and Production Reds! You'll get lots of nice eggs from them. I've had one Production Red, and she was a very good layer. Many people on these forums enjoy their Buff Orpingtons because they have excellent personalities.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chickens! You've chosen some nice, productive breeds.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2015
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the BYC flock
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Buff Orpingtons are a wonderful breed. I've raised them for years, and they are hardy, friendly and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and good layers of large brown eggs. The Production Reds are not quite as personable, but are even slightly better layers. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I love orpingtons!! My favorite breed!
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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