New Chicken Mama here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hayleylashea, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Hayleylashea

    Hayleylashea Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2017
    Flower Mound, TX
    Hi All! Thanks for letting me (and my family and flock) be a part of the community! We got our first 3 chicks about 4 weeks ago. The addiction set in FAST and we quickly got 2 more! I plan to get 2-3 more by the end of this season and maybe a couple more next year. I'm trying to have a "colorful" flock with only 1-2 of different breeds. Right now I have a Cuckoo Maran, Barred Rock, Welsumer, and 2 Buff Orpingtons. I'm hoping to start adding more unique/endangered breeds as they come available butI felt that getting these standard egg layers was a great way to start. I found out about when I was chatting with some of my other personal friends who have chickens. They said I would be able to find a wealth of info here, and I already have! I'm a stay-at-home mom with a husband and 3 kids under 6. Some other hobbies I like to do with my family are Offroad "jeeping" or "rock crawling" and also camping. I'm glad to have chickens because it gives us an at-home reason to be outdoors when we can't be camping! Thanks again and looking forward to chicken adventuring with you all!
    ~Hayley aka OffroadChickenMama
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Hayleylashea, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! You came to the right place to learn the ropes of chicken keeping! If you haven't discovered it yet, the Learning Center is packed with informative articles:
    And you can converse with some fellow TX poultry folks in your state thread in this link:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Hayley [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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 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]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Hayley, Welcome to Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Hayley and a warm welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    Best wishes

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