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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!


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11 Years
Mar 31, 2011
Woodland, CA
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4-H is a great program. The kids learn a lot from being in it


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7 Years
Jul 31, 2015
Houston, TX
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6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
G’Day from down under Verboortchics :frow Welcome!

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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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