New member. Just wanted to introduce myself.


May 17, 2015
Central Illinois
I love in central Illinois. This is my first year raising chickens of my own. Been around them all my life (I'll be 60 this year) but these are the first I can call my own. I moved in with my sister and her husband last fall and they have chickens. Of course I had to jump on the bandwagon. But instead of the bigger ones I'm going with bantams. I will probably be posting some pictures of my babies soon and be asking questions. I think I'm figuring out what I have. Got 6 from the feed store and have 8 right now from Murray McMurray. Had several die in transit so getting my second replacement shipment in tomorrow. Sure hope these do better. Got the feather footed assortment with 2 extra Silkies. I think the ones I got from the feed store are D'Uccles and the other ones I have look like 4 Silkies and 3 Cochin Frizzles, not sure about the other one.
Glad to be on here and look forward to reading as much, and learning as much as I can.
Welcome to Backyard chickens, so glad you joined the flock. I am looking forward to seeing your chick pictures Hope the replacement chicks arrive in good condition.
I'm afraid I'm going to want to get overrun with chickens. Lol. My sister has, I think, 9 full grown, 28 young ones, 8 young guineas, and 13 young ducks. So far I have 14. I'm supposed to be getting 18 tomorrow. Out of my 6 oldest chicks I'm pretty sure 5 are roos.

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :frow
It sounds like you have a good mix. I'm kinda partial to the silkies. :)
Howdy Marley73 and Welcome to BYC

Chicken-math gets to all of us .. I started out with two bantams and was only ever going to have two bantams; I now have six.

Bantams have a tendency to go broody so be prepared to either ‘break a broody’ or give a broody what she wants; resistance is futile

I have 2 x bantam cochins, 1 x bantam frizzle cochin, 1 x Frizzle Silkie X, 1 x Silkie X and a bantam Langshan so I totally approve of your little flock .. lots of my favourites

Your little one is gorgeous and yep, definitely looking like a Frizzle.
Hello, welcome to BYC!

That is one cute chick in your photo. I hope you're enjoying having birds of your own.

If you have any questions, feel free to post. And if you want some help identifying the chicks when they are a bit older, you can post photos of them here: (Read over the picture tips for getting the best chance at identifying them.)

Good luck to you!
Thank you everyone. My replacement batch got here this morning. Out of 21 I have lost 5. Not near as bad as the first 2 batches. These all seem to be very lively. Can't wait to see what all I have. Does look like I got a couple blue Silkies, maybe a black Silkie and maybe a couple more Silkies. Just trying to keep them alive right now. They are so little and so cute.

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