New Member in Clermont, Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mstanco, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. mstanco

    mstanco Out Of The Brooder

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    Ciao,

    I have always wanted to raise chickens and since I moved to the "country" from Long Island, New York about 12 years ago, I thought there was no time like the present. I read a few books, watched a few youtube videos and read quite a few posts on BYC.
    I just recently ordered my chicks and they should be delivered by mid September. The breeds I chose are as follows:
    Sicilian Buttercup (2)
    White Leghorn (2)
    Blue Andalusian (2)
    Egyptian Fayoumi (2)

    I am not sure what I am getting myself into? but... I look forward to learning from you my BYC new family.

    mille grazie,

    Marco
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Marco, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Those are some interesting breeds you've chosen. Good luck and best wishes!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Marco, welcome to BYC. That will be a pretty but somewhat high strung flock - interact with them a lot as they grow so that they are comfortable with you.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. mstanco

    mstanco Out Of The Brooder

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    High strung huh, I didn't read that in their descriptions. When you say interact with them, do you mean handle them or just let them see me as I talk to them. This is all new to me.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the site!!! :)
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I would spend time with them and handle them as chicks to get them used to being around you.
     
  9. mstanco

    mstanco Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks arrived this morning. The post office called at 10 am and said they had just arrived. When I picked them up they were chirping loudly and I was on my way home with them. Once home I followed the advice of books and online tutorials and introduced each chick to the water and grow gel. I then sprinkled starter feed on the paper and they immediately started eating. Once tired of the starter feed, they moved over to the grow gel and started consuming that. Then they moved on to the waterer one by one. They are now alternating between all three and sleeping. I check on them quite often and can't wait for their progress.
    Thank you to all on this forum for your expertise and advice!
     

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