Loving my new chicks...but so much to learn!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LittlePinkTractor, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. LittlePinkTractor

    LittlePinkTractor New Egg

    Jul 22, 2010
    Hello - I am a newbie to the site and to chickens. Feeling excited and overwhelmed.

    I have 5 chickens approx 8-10 weeks old, mixed breeds, all hopefully egg layers to be.
    I built a coop and pen with the help of my super-handy father...it's cute and functional!
    We live in a semi rural suburb of the Seattle area on 5 acres.
    I purchased 2 ducklings at the same time I got the chicks and after 4 weeks, found a good-new home for them (discovered I don't like the ducks...but love my chicks...and the ducks were picking on them!).

    Other than chickens, I have one husband, two children (4 years and 6 mo.) one very plump Jack Russell Terrier and two goldfishies.

    Other interests; horses, hobby farming, baking, politics and making things from paper (party banners, cards, etc.).

    I will be posting and researching many silly questions on this site.
  2. cterbizan

    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2010
    [​IMG] from GA ask away and trust us I think when some of us started we have either asked the same or sillier questions but it is always better to ask.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Welcome to you and your crew! [​IMG] Yeah, first starting out w/chickens can be a bit overwhelming, especially wanting to do everything "right." But you'll soon find it's quite easy to take care of chickens [​IMG] Have fun with your birds as they grow and develop!
  4. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2010
    [​IMG] so glad you joined the
    group of backyardchickens.com
    hope you learn allot.
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  5. cluckiemama

    cluckiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    welcome to the wonderful world of backyard chickens! We have 6 six month old chickens- we got our second egg today and we are sooo happy. I couldn't have done it without BYC. I think I asked the stupidest questions, but I wasn't raised with chickens so it's something I had to learn from others!

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