New member introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Michmac821, May 19, 2019.

  1. Michmac821

    Michmac821 In the Brooder

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    Hi Dave and I are new to raising backyard chicks. Just got our girls last week. We have 7 Buff Orpington hens. They are a week old and doing well. Wondering how to tell them apart after our 14 yr old daughter names them. lol :highfive:

    Lisa Mc
     
  2. N F C

    N F C coffee time!

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    :welcome

    Hi, it's nice to have you here!

    It can be tough to tell the individual birds apart when they're the same breed. One thing you can do is use leg bands of different colors on them...like these:
    chick leg bands.jpg

    Some people use colored zip ties too. You'll want to be careful they don't get too tight as the legs grow.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    Congrats! We have a mixed flock of 8 that's about 2 months as well as 7 that are over a year old. Buffs are great breeds, we have 1 in our 2 month old flock, named Butterball (sweetest chick ever) :welcome
     
  4. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    we use rubber bands with our 2 barred rocks, because they are virtually indifferent in so many ways
     
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Lisa and Dave, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Congratulations on your new chicks!
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Congrats on your new chicks :jumpy
     
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  9. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello Lisa and Dave,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome Lisa & Dave, hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. :jumpy
     

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