new chick from New Mexico

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ShyPeep, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. ShyPeep

    ShyPeep New Egg

    Jul 29, 2016
    Hi all. New to chickens but have been lurking here for ... years. Received 12 1-day old Buckeyes on May 16th, who lived in a trough/brooder for 4 weeks in my bedroom (gaah!!), then graduated to the garage, and have finally made it outside into their coop/run for the last couple of weeks. They mostly free-range during the day on a couple of acres guarded by our dog, who drooled on them and licked them over the top of the bedroom-brooder while they were inside, although we're all still in the working-things-out phase. Everything I've learned about chickens I've learned from the collective wisdom of this site, and here I am finally thinking I might have something to contribute (along with lots more to learn).

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on getting your new chickens adventures underway :clap I'm sure they enjoy their time out free ranging, it's always nice to give them lots of room and lots of fresh air after being in the brooder.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas ShyPeep, and :welcomed react to have you with us. Always wanted to try Buckeyes. One day! :). Best wishes!
  4. ShyPeep

    ShyPeep New Egg

    Jul 29, 2016
    So far the Buckeyes are awesome. Wanted a good dual-purpose breed for a small homestead flock. So far my observations is that they're cold hardy, heat tolerant, pretty quiet, docile, great hunters (lizards beware!) with good instincts while free-ranging. Our roo is young, so we'll see if he remains calm and docile when the hormones kick in and he has the opportunity to become evil. He's very protective already, but gentle. Was between Buckeyes and Welsummers. We shall see.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Buckeyes are a very good breed and need breeders to keep them going.
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, ShyPeep! Welcome to BYC!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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