Loving being a new chicken lover!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jennapoole, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. jennapoole

    jennapoole Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all! My name is Jenna and I am new to the back yard chicken community. I got my first chickens in late July 2014. They are now big and beautiful Buff Orphingtons. I started with 3 and now have 2, Rose and Dorthy. I think Blanch was given to me sick, she died a few weeks after having her.

    I've been reading the comments and forums on this site for over a year now, preparing for my chicken girls and now I'm joining! My girls are 5 months now and are ready to lay eggs at any moment. I thought it was happening this morning when I heard tons of loud squawking but they were in the woods- must've been a predator.

    I'm looking forward to talking with people, sharing stories and getting wisdom from 'mature' chicken owners. [​IMG]
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Jenna!

    Sorry to hear about you losing Blanch it's always sad when one is lost :hugs
    Rose and Dorthy look lovely in your picture of them. Waiting for that first egg can seem to take forever. Hope you get one soon. I would try try to keep them safe from predators though I really wouldn't want you to lose them to one.

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have everyone here to help.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry for the loss of Blanch! Good luck with the rest of them. And, if you have any questions, feel free to ask! We'll be happy to help.
     
  5. jennapoole

    jennapoole Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much!
     
  6. Ashley Stroud

    Ashley Stroud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! Sorry for your loss :(
    Your two Golden Girls look happy and healthy and I love their names!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome, glad you decided to join us. Sorry about the loss, but your 2 buffs are beautiful.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry you lost Blanch. Never easy to lose them. Your flock is gorgeous! I hope you start to get those eggs real soon!
     

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