New Chicken Parents

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MullanL, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. MullanL

    MullanL New Egg

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    Hello BYC members! My husband and I are new to raising chickens here in VT! We currently have 8 chicks, 2 of each- RI red, Barred Rock, Buff Orpington, and Auracanas. So far they are doing well and already growing :) The Orpingtons are our favorite so far and the friendliest. The cat is getting used to the though of sharing our love.
    The coop is already built and came with the house and I am currently in the planning stage for the run. With many predators in the woods here I don't think I will free range 100%, maybe only when I am outside working. But lots to do and I am excited to see them grow and start laying!

    -Lisa
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lisa, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community and congratulations on your entry into the wonderful world of chickens! Here are some links that may assist you:
    The Learning Center is chock full of informative articles and will answer many of your questions:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    And here are a couple articles from the aforementioned Learning Center about raising chicks:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    You can chat with some fellow VT poultry folks in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/39326/vermont
    Best wishes on your chicken adventure and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Lisa [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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 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]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Lisa and welcome to BYC - you have some great links already from redsoxs so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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