New member been reading for a while

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by raindear, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. raindear

    raindear New Egg

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    Hello, everyone. I've been reading here for a while and decided to join today. My son decided to adopt a few chickens and I don't want to butt in too much, but I do want to know more than I do right now. I know there is a lot of good information here, because I have been reading here off and on for quite some time now, whenever I have had a question. I haven't really had to ask my questions though because most of them have been answered here before, I have just had to find my answers.

    My son let one of his chickens brood her first eggs and two hatched today, so we have wee ones.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on the successful broody hatch! :jumpy
     
  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome raindear! Glad to have you here[​IMG]. Feel free to ask any questions. We are all here to help. We had our first successful broody hen this past year. She hatched out 3 babies out of 6 eggs. One of the eggs that hatched was from a hen that had got killed by a raccoon & we put 2 of her eggs under our broody.

    We have greatly enjoy watching mama hen show the babies how to do everything. It is so beautiful to watch them. The only downside is that the babies will be more wild than ones that have more human contact. Good luck & welcome!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Outpost, the chicks are more sociable when brooder raised .
     
  5. raindear

    raindear New Egg

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    Thank you for the kind welcomes.

    I don't even know for sure what kinds of chickens we have. I originally wanted to get Araucana, Americauna, or Easter Eggers, but we actually didn't start shopping for them til late June early July. There weren't any little chicks, just half grown chickens. We just went to the feed store and said "that one, that one, that one." The smallest of the bunch is the one that brooded. The chicks are so cute.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Yay! Congrats on the hatch!:D

    Defiantly check out the breed and gender link that Kelsie gave you.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. Definitely post pics of your chickens on our What Breed or Gender is This? section, and if you would like, you can post the pics here as well and let us take a shot at identifying them for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     

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