Just saying hello and thank you for help with questions I've had

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jadesun6, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Jadesun6

    Jadesun6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so excited. We just got baby chicks. I have wanted to get chickens for almost 6 years. We live in the city in Ohio and planned on moving to Arizona. After the kids graduated school we finally did it. We bought a place with 40 acres. It's been almost 1 1/2 years since we moved. I have slowly been building my supply for the big day of getting chickens! I have been doing research since living in Ohio from toys to treats and everything I can think of in between. I have driven my husband crazy with chicken this and chicken that. I have even had dreams about them. Pretty bad for a city girl all my life!

    My husband has endured my ramblings about what new tidbit I learned or what chicken breed I want now. Of course during this time there was a lot of eye rolling and out rite ignoring me. That was ok, it didn't stop me from talking about my beloved chickens that I didn't even own yet!

    So we were at tractor supply to purchase dog food. I always have to look at the chicks when we go. Of course there was more eye rolling and sighing.:rolleyes:. After the years of this dance my husband and I repeat, time and time again. The enviable happened. We bought chickens! They had one bin with bantam chicks on clearance for 25 cents. Now I never thought about having bantams, but was not opposed it it either. So we walked out with a bakers dozen of fluffy excitement.

    My dog was not pleased, that with the excitement of chicks and getting the few things I didn't have we totally forgot her food. She was not amused in the least. She is an American bulldog mix that is almost 165 pounds. I could see it in her eyes..... You went there for one thing!

    Now I have to post pictures in what breed to figure out what I have and how old they might be.

    Thank you for taking the time. I am so glad there is a site to help new parents.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congratulations on your long-awaited little flock [​IMG]

    Maybe these links will be useful:

    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'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    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
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Jadesun6 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Tee hee, thank you for the chuckle .. I can picture your dog’s face.

    As you have already received links to some good starting points from Ken, 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]
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on finally getting your chicken adventures started :clap How exciting for you after all the years of wanting to be a chicken keeper. I'm sure you will enjoy them very much and chicks are very rewarding as you watch them grow.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us and congrats on finally getting your own flock.


    Do take loads of pictures, I do regret not taking at least weekly pics when my gals were growing up.


    Good luck and have fun.
     
  6. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new flock and welcome to BYC. WE all love talking about chickens here so if hubby starts ignoring you again just come on over and post someone is always here on the site and willing to chat. Best of luck with the new chicks, they are so much fun. Now where are the pics we want to see... LOL
     
  7. Jadesun6

    Jadesun6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    and Thank You, for joining us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     

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