New chicken momma and Chicken math

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by meflint1989, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. meflint1989

    meflint1989 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2017
    Suffolk, VA
    Hey BYC! I am a new chicken [​IMG] momma! I have had my ladies for going on four weeks now, only one casualty being I had my chicks shipped. I have always wanted chickens and now I have them [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I originally wanted 4-6 hens for eggs. Ten hens in and I am wondering how many is too many? Chicken math can't be THAT hard [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Here are my girls enjoying their first dust bath
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your little flock. Chicken maths is harder than you think and it gets even worse if you have lots of space and a huge coop [​IMG]

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
  4. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC -- the little buggars can quickly become addicting, that is for sure.
  5. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Wild, Wild West
    [​IMG] Hi there meflint1989 and [​IMG]! We're happy you could join us!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, meflint, and :woot! Pleased you joined our community! That chicken math will get you! I started out many years ago wanting to get "just a few" chickens to raise to eat. That blossomed into today where I have about 30 laying hens, ducks, geese, guineas, and turkeys! Oh yeah...and a couple pigs! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :woot
  7. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Welcome to the community where Chicken math catches up to most of us. Congrats on your flock and they are so cute at that age and into everything. Learning and exploring their new surroundings you got to love it.
  8. Circle W Farms

    Circle W Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2016
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC from Antreville,SC.
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under meflint1989 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Your littlies are adorable!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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