New, introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BurkeRanch, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. BurkeRanch

    BurkeRanch Hatching

    Apr 29, 2016
    Cottonwood, Ca
    My name is Lacey. I had chickens when I was younger in 4-h. Did everything from breeding, hatching and ahowing. Got married, convinced my husband to move back to the country (hate city life) so I could have my horses outside instead of boarding. Coming on 6 months and we are slowly getting g everything together. Currently have 6 (4 to 6 week) pullets. All a different kind. My husband caught the chicken fever and so we are getting more, looking for unique looking with colored eggs. Any suggestion welcome. Thanks!

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC, glad you were able to have chickens again. I would just put on a word for getting some birds from a breeder - maybe you will want to get involved with better quality birds again.
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  3. BYC910

    BYC910 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Hi Lacy welcome to the BYC great place to be for any question chicken . your first question is a tough one . eggs come in such variety of colors dark brown to near black . blue green pink there are just so many to chose from . read the breed reviews and look at the color of eggs you want. then look at the breeds those color come from. If you are limited on space then be slow to make your selections. shoot for quality chickens that are the type and lay the colors you want. I gave one of my customers some of my blue eggs from my Ameraucana hens . weeks later she show me one of the eggs shells and said she was going to paint her new kitchen that color . get what you want from the start . good luck [​IMG]
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Lacey and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and that you are now able to get back into the addictive world of chickens!

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Lacey, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
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  6. ejcrist

    ejcrist Songster

    Oct 16, 2015
    Desert Hills, AZ
    Welcome aboard Lacy!
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  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Olive eggers might be fun to have, if you don't already have some.

    Thanks for joining us!
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  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Six is a good number to start with. Watch out for chicken math as it does this: 6 x 6 =92.
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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