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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by doc1973, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. doc1973

    doc1973 Hatching

    Apr 7, 2017
    I got 7 chickens from Meyer Hatchery in Feb. My 10 yo autistic son has always wanted to be involved in 4-H since I first took him to the Ohio State Fair. I decided to start with chickens after our friends started last year and I was able to get comfortable with the idea! We have 2 buff orpingtons, 2 barred rocks, 2 buff brahmas and 1 EE. Now I am worried that my EE is a male. We have a farm outside the suburbs but I wasn't planning on a rooster! Now I'm kind of freaking out! I am going to post his/her picture on the other post to get opinions. I'm excited to find this group!

  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under doc1973 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I see you found the Breed & Gender Forum .. best wishes for good news [​IMG]

    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.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. You may find this link interesting - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/935165/raising-chickens-and-special-needs-kids

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to you and your son, thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]
  5. vachick15

    vachick15 Free Ranging

    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here!
  6. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Wild, Wild West
    Hi there and [​IMG] ! We're glad you could join us! [​IMG]

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