New Chicken Mama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MerazT, May 18, 2019.

  1. MerazT

    MerazT Chirping

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    1. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am definitely new to the chicken world. I was given 36 chicken eggs, 32 which were viable & 29 hatched 5weeks ago!

      (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I gave 10 away, & currently have 19 left. Essentially I'd like a small flock of 8-10. But it is so hard to choose because I love them all!!!

      (3) What breeds do you have? I know I have barred rock for sure, but other that I have no idea, maybe mixes? That's actually what brought me here.

      (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? So far how tame & beautiful they are & I find them quite entertaining!

      (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Caring for my 4 pups, recently got out of the fish hobby, reading, cake decorating& I'd like to learn more about homesteading.

      (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Well, Ive been married for 6 years this year (2019) , & have 4 dogs, I work for the State of Idaho.

      (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D When I began researching how to hatch chicken eggs, this site came up quite frequently, & now that my chicks are growing I am growing and need to and would like to learn more!
     
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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Deciding who to keep will get a bit easier when the cockerels start showing their true colors in a few weeks.
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. MerazT

    MerazT Chirping

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    Thank you kindly! I googled, " how to hatch chicken eggs" lol & it was then I discovered this new world!
     
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby.

    Here are some links to key resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  7. Camellia

    Camellia Songster

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    Welcome to byc! I wish you the best of luck with your chickens:weeI recommend thinning down on the roosters, too many could be bad for the hens
     
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  8. MerazT

    MerazT Chirping

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    Most definitely, in fact I live in a subdivision so essentially I'd like no roosters, so I need to determine which are which! It's so hard! Lol
     
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  9. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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  10. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your new flock!
     
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