New Chicken mama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TLCleveland, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. TLCleveland

    TLCleveland New Egg

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    Hey there,

    I am excited to be here. My family of four humans and two cats just adopted seven hens. I don't know much of anything about tending to them and caring for them yet, but thanks to this site, I am learning a lot! We have one barred rock (Speck), two silver laced wyandottes (Moonlight and Midnight), and four Americanas (Sunrise, Sunset, Pirate, and Biddy). We live in the Olympia Washington area. Speck has given up four eggs in just over a week, and that's it. The americanas are molting. We converted our shed into a coop, and made a run for them but they haven't figured out how to get into the run. They haven't figured out how to get to the upper level of the coop, either. We let them range freely in our yard when we're home to protect them from predators.

    I am sure I'll have a ton of questions to ask. I appreciate everyone's experience and expertise. I've already had so many questions answered just by searching the site.

    Thanks!!

    Tricia
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your new flock.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! Sounds like your chickens need to do some exploring!! They will figure it all out eventually.

    Make yourself at home here and ask any questions you may have.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. Sienatiger

    Sienatiger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! glad to hear you are enjoying it! great chicken names! if you ever have a question, or want to chat, just PM me! have fun!
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us.
     
  6. Sienatiger

    Sienatiger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the girls!
    BTW, maybe put some food or treats leading into the run, and up the ramp to the upper layer.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You just need one bird to figure it all and the rest will follow.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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

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