New Chicken Mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaHen939, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. MamaHen939

    MamaHen939 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I became a first time chicken mama to 6 precious little pullets less than a week ago. My only prior experience has been raising 8 Mallard ducks about 15 years ago, so I will have lots of questions for all you experienced chicken owners as I embark on this new journey! I also provide daily care for 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 horse, a 4 month old human and a husband :)
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - and to the chicken obsession!
    Sounds like your birds are the cherry on top of a full life -- what breed(s) did you choose?
     
  3. MamaHen939

    MamaHen939 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ISA Browns as they were the only sexed breed available. But after talking for a while with the (surprisingly) very informative TSC employee, it sounds like they are a great breed for first time, low maintenance chicken owners and kid-friendly too!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It's nice to have you here!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are also good layers. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

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