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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jsevcheck, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. jsevcheck

    jsevcheck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,

    On Saturday MAR21st, I picked up my first ever flock of chickens! They are about 5-6 months old. I got one Buff orp, two RIRs, and a silver laced wyandotte! I'm very excited, but also very new, I have done alot of research but am still learning. Below are some pics of the coop and run, hoping to free range them a few hours a day, but they are still getting acclimated to their new home! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!

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    PS, we are in southeast PA, still cold but almost spring!

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Joe, welcome to BYC. It's slow coming, but I think that spring is almost here on the East coast.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy this wonderful new journey you are on!! You picked some nice breeds as well.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask around the forums.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Joe. Glad you decided join to our flock. You have a cute daughter who looks like she's having a good time in the chicken run. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Joe, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on your new chickens! You've picked out some nice breeds. The Wyandotte is my favorite breed of chicken, because of its gentle nature and very good egg production. My production Rhode Island Red has been an excellent layer and has had a decent temperament, too.
     
  7. jsevcheck

    jsevcheck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the response! So far they all seem hesitant, but curious with me, one of the RIRs seems to be the alpha hen, but not aggressive with me. Since I have only had them a few days, I am still gaining their trust with an ample offering of treats!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Very nice pics! Yes chickens are naturally cautious around people. If you are wanting them to be more tame, try hand feeding, talking and just spending time with them.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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