new member (also new to chickens!)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ravencailleach, May 11, 2016.

  1. ravencailleach

    ravencailleach New Egg

    Aug 12, 2015
    Hi folks!

    I just joined, and I'm also new to chickens so I figured I'd post. I'm Karla, and I live in the northeastern part of BC, Canada. My hubby and I bought our first house last summer and intentionally bought in an outlying community in our area so that we could have backyard chickens. Someday we'd like to upgrade to an acreage and have more, and other farm animals as well, but we're starting small. :)

    I have two chickens at the moment - we're allowed 6 in the village we live in. I had 6 originally and unfortunately lost 4 to a torrential downpour last Sunday. :( They were too young and I didn't get outside to herd them back into the coop until it was too late. So I've got the 2 left and as I'm going to be away for a week in the near future, I'm waiting until after we get back to get anymore.

    I know that of the two I have left, one is a cuckoo maran, but I'm still trying to figure out what the other one is. I bought them at a "critter and craft sale" and had 6 different breeds, and while I remembered most of what I had bought, I couldn't remember which was which. Does anyone know what this pretty little girl is? I know that I had had a welsummer, a bielefelder, a cuckoo maline, an easter egger, the cuckoo maran (who survived), and I can't remember what the sixth was. She kind of looks like a faverolle, but I don't remember getting one of those, and from the pics I've seen online it's the males that are this colorful, and she was confirmed as a hen for me by the vendor.


    Link to my Instagram since I can't seem to figure out how to upload a pic... maybe I'm too new of a member?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Karla, congratulations on your new home and welcome to BYC. I think you can upload pictures once you have had 20 posts.
  3. Coker farms

    Coker farms Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2016
    South Carolina
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Does the unknown chick have five toes on each foot? If so it is a Faverolle.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When you are able to post photos you can also do so at "what breed or gender is this?" and get many opinions. Welcome to BYC, sorry you and the poor chicks had such a bad start.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Karla and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. ravencailleach

    ravencailleach New Egg

    Aug 12, 2015
    She doesn't have 5 toes, no... so not a faverolle. I may just need to wait til she grows up and see what she looks like then. :)

    I'm very excited though... last night, someone in my general area (3 hours away, which I'm willing to drive for chickens) posted that they are hatching some eggs of my dream chicken breed - Icelandics! I didn't even know these existed until a few days ago, but fell in love immediately... both because they're beautiful and have good characteristics for where I live, but also because I'm a history nut and my particular area of interest is the vikings. (and I've been doing it way longer than that silly show has been on... I started long before we moved here and could even think about having chickens, in fact). So I've put in an order for 6, since they will be unsexed, in the hopes that I'll get at least half female... they're going in the incubator at the end of May so providing the hatch turns out well, I should have more babies by the end of June. (yes, I know I need to quarantine them until they're close to the same size as the original two, and being that they'll be barely a week old when I bring them home, I'll be raising them inside to start anyways)

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