New member intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Verboortchics, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Verboortchics

    Verboortchics Chirping

    Mar 21, 2018
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    We started with 6 baby chicks last March. The house we bought already had a coop, so we went for it! We purchased RIRs. One ended up being a Roo, which is fine because we live outside city limits.
    This year we decided to add a few more to our flock. The chickens have been great for our son (he is the only one who can pick RooRoo up), and we were thinking 4H might be a possibility. What started out as 4 baby chicks has turned into 17 (it was 18, but one didn't survive). We have a mix of breeds. From what I can recall we have: 2 Columbian Wyandottes, 1 Delaware, 1 Barnevelder, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Salmon Favorelles, 2 Buff Cochins, 3 Ameraucana, 1 Black Australorpe, 1 Giant Cochin, 2 silkies and 2 I can't recall.
    They range in age from 3 to 4 weeks old.
    We expanded our coop to hold all the new ones. This next weekend we will be fencing in a large portion of the yard so they can free range all day, but still stay in the yard.
    We are nervous about the introductions to the big Hens and Roo. So I will probably ask questions when we start that process.
    I'm excited to be here!
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Use the search function for "integration" before introductions, to help you plan and prepare.
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
    Blue Welcome.png Welcome to Backyard Chickens!
    4-H is a great program. The kids learn a lot from being in it
  4. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Glad you're here! Welcome to BYC!
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello and :welcome
    Congratulations on getting your chicks. It sounds as though you’ve caught the bug (excuse the pun!) Youll fit in well here :D
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  9. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    Welcome to BYC, best site this side of the information super-highway! :welcome Glad to have you here! :jumpy
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Verboortchics :frow Welcome!

    Chick Sympathy.jpg

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Integrating Chicks into an Adult Flock

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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