New Member from central Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bablessing1, May 21, 2016.

  1. Hello all! So glad to have found this site. So much information! My husband and I recently bought our first chickens - 12 Australorp chicks. Then, just to complicate matters, my (adult) daughter decided that she wanted a duck. No problem, but then she came home with SIX! She takes great care of them. They are so fun to watch!

    I am surprised at how attached I have become to the chickens. I wasn't raised on a farm, and always thought chickens were skittish and unfriendly. My chickens, however, are very sweet. I just love spending time with them! They should be old enough to start laying eggs sometime in August, I hope.

    I'm sure I'll have some questions for you as time goes on, so in the meantime, thanks for creating such a wonderful resource for us newbies!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Black Australorps are a very popular breed and good layers of brown eggs. They also seem to do well in hot or cold climates, and are considered a docile, sociable breed. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us and congrats on getting your own flock.

    They are fun to raise and even more fun when those wonderful eggs start coming.

    Good luck in your new adventure.
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    :welcome I'm from NW Ohio! Good luck with your chicks and ducklings! And feel free to ask any questions, BYC is full of friendly and knowledgeable people!
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
  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! :)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by