New in Lansdowne, PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MikePa, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. MikePa

    MikePa In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2018
    Lansdowne, PA
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We received our first chickens one month ago, they hatched on October 29th

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Barred Rock

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Looking forward to fresh eggs :) And teaching our daughter where food comes from and more sustainable living.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Bread making, cooking, & reading

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We are a family of three, my wife, our daughter, and I. We recently moved from a row home in Philadelphia to a small home in the suburbs with enough space for some chickens and other small livestock. Our other pets are our two new zealand rabbits that we occasionally breed for meat. I own/operate a local pizza business with my family.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?
    I found BYC while googling about local ordinances about owning chickens. I finally joined because I want to find out when I can move these chicks outside! They are entering their sixth week and have their feathers but I'm not sure how long to keep them indoors since it's winter time. We didn't really think too far ahead when we purchased them :)
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Coop Ideas:
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good evening from the other side of the river, and welcome to BYC. Congratulations on your new home, and good luck with your flock.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens.
  5. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    13FF40E6-48E6-4405-BB39-4AC7F7CE0543.gif What are your temps highs and lows? Yes it is easier in the spring as temps are not lower than 65-70 once weaned to this with turned off heat source and full feathering tend to do fine.
  6. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Crowing

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    All of us are happy to have you here, we always have enough room on the BYC roost!

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them! :celebrate

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site! :woot
  7. MikePa

    MikePa In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2018
    Lansdowne, PA
    Lows are going into the mid twenties this week :/ highs in the lower 40s
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  9. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    I might still put them out in coop but would consider putting in a K and H heat pad that is fire proof in the coop for warmth so can warm up if need to. I added one for my hens who are now 24 weeks as poultry vet recommendation to protect against frostbite as risk below 30 degrees at any age. You can also read articles in the Learning Center on winterizing as well. This might help.
  10. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!:welcomeWe are glad you joined the flock! BYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Barred Rocks are a wonderful dual purpose breed and are great for beginners. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
  11. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
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