New member from KY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thebluegrassbel, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Thebluegrassbel

    Thebluegrassbel Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from KY! The name is Gretchen. New to BYC and but not completly new to chickens, though I havent had any in a while and am completly starting fresh as of four days ago with two RIR and one Ameracauna chicks. Still on the hunt for a couple more to round out the gang (I am in LOVE with everything I have read about Silkies as a pet breed--have two small children and want a breed that is very social and fun). So glad this site exsists for those of us that are new or just getting back into the game!!! Been finding a lot of useful info about raising chicks, coops, etc! Used to be in the country and had no issues with my hens and neighbors at all....now that I am in the city people think I am odd for having chicks. I guess I'll have to show them all what cool creatures they are (wish me luck!)
     
  2. Thebluegrassbel

    Thebluegrassbel Out Of The Brooder

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    My little flock sitting in my lap as I type!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Gretchen, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Your chicks are adorable! Good luck with them.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Gretchen. Glad you decided join our flock. Silkies are a wonderful breed for children (my children made lap pets of ours), but I wouldn't recommend putting them in the same inclosure with your RIRs, or they will likely take a beating from the larger RIRs. 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.
     
  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.

    I love your chicks!
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are a great breed and very popular - however they are extremely difficult to sex accurately before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not till they lay an egg or crow. If you get younger birds there is a high likelihood you won't be getting the gender they offer. Otherwise go right ahead and get them - they are adorable. My friend has three as house chickens.
     

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