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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hilgutsick, Jul 18, 2019.

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  1. hilgutsick

    hilgutsick In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm brand new to chickens. I keep coming to this site to get answers to my questions so I thought it was time to officially join. I live in NJ and I'm a teacher so I'm off this summer. I have 2 children and we are all enjoying our chickens. We got a bunch of chicks from tractor supply. Bantams and Americauna. Unfortunately, we can't have a rooster and 5 of the the original 10 were looking quite roostery so we had to give them away. We picked up some more and are having fun with them. There are a few that still look like roosters to me. 1 is only 4 weeks and the other 3 are 12 weeks. No crowing yet so I guess we're okay for now.
    Anyway, it's nice to be here and I look forward to getting to know more about chickens!
    Have a great day.
    Hiliary
     
  2. Wee Farmer Sarah

    Wee Farmer Sarah Free Ranging

    Hi Hiliary and welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our community. This is the best place to learn and share your chicken adventures. We would love to see pictures of your wee flock and coop.
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Hillary and welcome to BYC. You can post pics of your suspect birds here - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/what-breed-or-gender-is-this.15/

    Here are some links to useful resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    Hi Hiliary, it's nice to have you here with us! Here's hoping your unknowns are girls :fl
     
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Make yourself at home here at BYC and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Hiliary, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
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  9. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

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    Hi and welcome! Yeah we all get mad at that 50/50 ratio but what can you do. I think a rooster sounds so nice. Others think a train rumbling and roaring through is better lol. Good luck and have fun!
     
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  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
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