New chick mom in a desert city

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hannahinaz, May 8, 2018.

  1. Hannahinaz

    Hannahinaz Hatching

    May 8, 2018
    (1) This is my first time owning and caring chickens myself but have often helped my sister with her flock. I got some chicks from a neighbor and few more from a feed store.

    (2) I have three, 3 wk olds and three, 1 wk olds and am inheriting a full grown hen from my daughter's school in a couple weeks. All will remain separate until they are similar sizes with a slow introduction. Fingers crossed!

    (3) My older chicks are black copper Maran mix, 2 of the younger ones are Red cross or Sexlink, and 1 Brahma. Not sure what kind the hen is that I am inheriting but she's mostly white.

    (4) I found through research trying to prepare for my chicks and take acre of them the best I can. I live in Phoenix so it is HOT in the summers and need ideas on how to keep my ladies happy and healthy.

    (5) My family loves animals of all sorts, hiking, camping, live music, crafts, and of course the beach when we can make it there but we mostly retreat up North a couple hours to the forest and mountains.

    (6) I work from home mostly as a training coordinator and my husband is a realtor. We have two children ages 5 and 2. We also have an old black lab who just loves the chicks and is as gentle as can be.
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
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  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
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    :welcome There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome! :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
    Hope you enjoy it here as much as we do!
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Hannahinaz :frowWelcome!

    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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer
    Topic of the Week - Chicken Keeping in Weather Extremes

    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 ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Hannah, it's very nice to meet you :frow
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  8. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie 4D Personality

    Sep 30, 2014

    I'm glad you joined! I hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do!

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