New chick owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by livingnbliss, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. livingnbliss

    livingnbliss Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone, my name is Shannon. I bought my first 6 chicks almost 7 weeks ago and I just love them. So I had to get 6 more babies. Oh my I'm in love. We just bought a house with a coop and my husband promised I could have chicks. I'm sure he didn't think I'd get them this soon. We live in upstate NY and it's still a bit chilly. They are all in the garage very warm. I'm glad I found this site since I'm new to raising chicks. [​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. ECarter1217

    ECarter1217 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi Shannon I'm Erica from Mississippi [​IMG] beautiful chicks what breed did you get i have Rhode Island Reds how old are they all now
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, and :welcome! Please you joined our community! As a chicken newbie here's a link to a batch of articles related to chicks: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    And here's a link which contains the NY State thread if you want to chat with some poultry locals!

    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC, :)
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! We are glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Shannon [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    Cuteness overload!

    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.

    If you would like to share more 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 [​IMG]
     
  7. livingnbliss

    livingnbliss Just Hatched

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    Hi Erica, the older ones are a mix of brown pullets and leghorns. They are 6 to 7 weeks. I did some research before I went to get them and when I got there they didn't have any of the ones I wanted. I'm thinking the older ones were the leftovers so I'm not exactly sure what breed they all are. The babies are Isa Brown, our littlest one is a Rhode Island Red. They are 1 week. The man that helped me told me that I had a 90% chance of getting a rooster with the RI Red and I wanted all hens but I took a chance. She/he is the only one my son named (flash) yet, so either sex we're keeping him.
     
  8. ECarter1217

    ECarter1217 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. I hope it turns out to be a hen flash is A good name. For boy or girl
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Shannon, thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens.
     
  10. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi there and [​IMG]! We're happy you could join us[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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