New chicken family in Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrazyBlaize, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. CrazyBlaize

    CrazyBlaize Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all. Just got our 2 new family members today from atwoods. We were told they are "Heavies" Any advice is appreciated and welcome. We have a 5 year old daughter and a 6 year old 4 legged daughter. Raising the chicks to be pets. Glad this site is around. [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from a fellow Kansan, CrazyBlaize, and :welcome. Always great to welcome another Sunflower Stater to this site! Had no idea there were Atwoods stores in KS! If you are new to chicken keeping I can think of no better place to visit than the Learning Center here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Lots of great informative articles to get you off to a good start. Also, should you have them, feel free to ask questions in the various forums. Lots of friendly and helpful folks here! To get you started...from the aforementioned Learning Center, here's a link to an article about raising chickens to be pets https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-raise-a-chicken-as-a-family-pet
    Best wishes, enjoy your new pet chickens, and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
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  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and congrats on beginning your flock!

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Heavies could indicate they are some kind of broiler, or that they are a heavy breed assortment. Or an employee could have picked a word out of thin air and stuck it on the bin. I don't trust feed stores to know a Barred Rock from a Sumatra.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from a former Kansan (in WY now)!

    Nice to have you here, enjoy the chicks, they grow up fast!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] do post photos of your flock at "what breed or gender is this." I would like to know what "heavies" are myself.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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