new chicken mama here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by notducky, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. notducky

    notducky Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 14, 2014
    Hi, I'm Kate, and I'm addicted to chickens! I finally have a small flock of birds. 4 golden laced wyandottes, 2 guinea fowl, 3 baby buff orps and 2 baby americauna. I have loved spending time with them, and watching their personalities emerge. They provide endless entertainment!
    We live in a small rural town with only about an acre of land. I let the girls free range when supervised but I'm too nervous to let them run wild all day. I'm anxious for our babies to get big and join the rest of the flock. And I have a feeling I won't be able to help myself from adding more :)
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Oh yes! Chickens are so addicting! Sounds like you understand chicken math. One chicken plus another chicken equals more![​IMG]

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Chickens can be just as happy in an enclosed run, and are generally a lot safer than free ranging. Welcome to BYC
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I too can't let my birds out to free range due to all the predators that lurk and fly. So I let them out under supervision only. They also make a thing called a peck n play. It is a nylon enclosure that is 3x6 feet in size. You can keep your babies in there safely and move it around the yard too. I have one of these and it allows them to hang out in the yard and be safe at the same time. Most chickens do well in a run if not crowded in. My girls are mainly kept in the run much of the week with a few times being out as I am out and about.

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!

    Oh, and here is a link to where you can get one of these enclosures. :)
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Kate, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    You came to the correct place for being addicted to poultry [​IMG]

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