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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mandamay28, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I'm Amanda. My family is beginning the journey to chicken "farming". We are excited! We just ordered 11 hens and 1 rooster. Looking forward to learning from ya'll :)
     
  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 adventure of chicken keeping!
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, congrats on your new birds. What breed(s) did you order?
     
  4. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. Thanks~ We ordered:
    Partridge Plymouth Rock ($2.75)
    -->Sex->Females(+$0.75)
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    Light Brahma ($2.75)
    -->Sex->Females(+$0.75)
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    Buff Brahma ($3.75)
    -->Sex->Females(+$0.75)
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    White Cochin ($3.75)
    -->Sex->Females(+$0.75)
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    Buff Orpington ($2.75)
    -->Sex->Females(+$0.50)
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    Buff Orpington ($2.75)
    -->Sex->Males(-$0.75)
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  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, brahmas are great so are cochins and buff orps, and plymouth rocks that partridge color would be cool.

    I have 3 RIR
    3 black tailed white japanese
    2 seramas
    10 ameraucana
    1 leghorn
    and 1 silverlaced wyandotte

    ranging from 11 mo. to 2 days old
     
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  6. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your new flock!
     
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  7. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are RIRs? Those black tail white japs are beautiful! I almost bought a leghorn but after talking with a few people decided against it. They apparently aren't the friendliest. I have 2 littlest so I hand to have nice feathered friends :)
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are rhode island reds, the most common for little 4h kids to show, I only bought the leghorn because I wanted to see what color my roo is carrying I think blue but it would be brown, my hen lays a light green to blue color and they came from the same place, and I know they can be rather unfriendly, but if you handle them enough they will become friendly, another option for littles are silkies.
     
  9. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    :welcome
     
  10. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Good luck with your new flock - and have fun!
     

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