New here on my Sister's advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by becy, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. becy

    becy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I've lurked and read off and on for months, but I took the plunge Sunday and bought some chicks from Tractor Supply. Now my sister says I'm officially "one of you" and my membership is obligatory [​IMG] Sis has 2 hens under the radar in her suburban yard. I believe she posts here but I do not know her username.

    My town *just* allowed keeping hens last December. I'm allowed 4 but Tractor Supply wouldn't sell me less then 6. I tried to explain this to the salesgirl but she said it was "corporate policy". Foolish. But anyhow, now I will have 2 extras (exactly what TS is trying to avoid with their misguided policy), and an untold # of roosters to place somewhere. Mildly worried about that.

    But! Between now and then, I now have 6 brand new, week old, unidentified baby bantam chicks to raise.

    Thanks to all the info available on this wonderful forum, I was able to set up a brooder and all are doing just fine. They are a non-descript all-over buff/cream color with clean legs (not silkies). They are your stereotypical baby chick. x6. It will be fun to see what they grow up to be.

    Anyway, thanks for all the knowledge I have gained as a lurker thus far. I am looking forward to learning more now as an official member!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your chicks.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Your sister is right, this is where you belong. So glad you took her advice.

    IMO 6 bantams = 3 chickens…hope they all turn out to be pullets.
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  5. becy

    becy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Congrats on your new chicks!! I am sure you will do fine with 6 birds. :)

    I hope they bring you great joy. Welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Your sister had great advice. To show her your gratitude give her the two extra chicks. Lots of folks have "stealth" chickens. My friend has 5 house chickens (all bantams)

    Glad you joined the BYC flock.
     

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