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New guy from West Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aspenangler, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. aspenangler

    aspenangler New Egg

    Sep 27, 2013
    West Virginia
    Hello Backyard Chickener's!

    I figured that I have been lurking on this site for long enough and it was time to introduce myself!

    My 12 year old daughter decided that she wanted chickens for Christmas last year. We came to an agreement that it might be a better idea if we waited until Easter [​IMG]. I started searching online for some different coop ideas shortly after the new year, and was lucky enough to stumble across BYC!!

    A design was decided on and construction started on some of the warmer days of spring. Just before Easter we took a trip to our TSC and purchased our first dozen chicks! We bought 3 brown leghorns, 3 golden comets, 3 ameraucana's and 3 "red pullet" chicks. I'm not sure what we really ended up with, but we managed to only end up with 2 roosters, both brown leghorns. We ended up giving 1 of the cockerel's to a neighbor so that we now have just the 1 (Foghorn).

    I can identify the brown leghorns, but other that that I'm not really sure what we have. The hens are all laying now and I am pretty sure that we have 0 ameraucan's since all of our eggs are brown except for the small white ones from the leghorn. 2 hens are larger in size and kind of a mahogany color, 1 is a light golden color and the rest are some sort of red. I think that they might be red sex link's, but I have no idea.

    Anyways.......... they have been a wonderful and addicting project!!!

    We are currently working on building an incubator and look forward to trying to raise a few different breeds which my daughter plans to use for 4-H and take to the local fair next year.

    She entered 1 dozen eggs, an egg for the "largest" category, and an egg for the most "unique" into our local Molasses Festival which is taking place this weekend. Wish us luck!!

    Thank you all for the valuable information that has been gained from this wonderful site!!
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    Hello and welcome from Alaska[​IMG] If you can post pics I bet someone can tell you what you have.
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    And good luck.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] you can also post pictures on "what gender or breed is this,"
  6. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2013
    at the computer.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  8. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2013
    College Station, Texas
    Welcome from College Station, Texas. And good luck in the Molasses Festival!
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]

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