New Chicken Mom!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SharCarm, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. SharCarm

    SharCarm New Egg

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm Sharon and I'm rapidly becoming a chicken addict thanks to my neighbor, lol!!

    I've read several articles from this site over the last few days, but just officially registered today!

    I'm looking forward to all there is to learn about chickens. Mine are meant to be both eggers and pets, so I'm working on getting them used to me. I sit with them for 15-20 minutes every weekday morning before I go to work and an hour or two at night, plus several hours on the weekends!

    I currently have three seven-ish week old bantams and two four week old Black Australorps.

    Sharon
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! What is it you want to know? :welcome
     
  3. etorte

    etorte New Egg

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    Hi there! I'm a new chicken mom too! I also have ducklings and have been raising them together and they seem to be happy together! Anyone else have ducks and chickens living together and what is the best food and water setups so the ducks don't make such a mess?! Thanks!
     
  4. SharCarm

    SharCarm New Egg

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    I have lots to learn!!! I'm just so excited! I never dreamed that I would ever own chickens!

    Right now, my biggest question concerns my Black Australorps - they are the same age, yet one is at least 50% bigger than the other! Not sure if one is just naturally developing faster, or if there is something wrong with the other. Or, if one is a Roo vs the Hen it was supposed to be! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can post photos of any of your chicks (please list age in photos) at "what breed or gender is this." They are very good at what the do.
     
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  6. Bordor Chicks

    Bordor Chicks Just Hatched

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    Hello Sharon! I'm a new chicken mom too and spend just as much time as you with my flock!! Makes me feel better knowing i'm not alone spending so much time with them![​IMG]
     
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  7. SharCarm

    SharCarm New Egg

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    They are so much fun, and quite relaxing!
     
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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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