New Member: Vaporus

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vaporus, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Vaporus

    Vaporus In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2019
    Central Oklahoma
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    When I was a kid my aunt/uncle had many chickens so I was around them but never really involved. So... not 100% lost but still a newbie!
    Had my own chickens two months or so now.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Have my laying starter chickens:
    3 barred rocks (possibly cuckoo marans) or a mixture of the two
    (opinions please. I have two like one pictured in back. Bigger comb flesh toned legs all black tails. And one w/ smaller comb yellow legs barred everywhere.)
    2 Buff Orpintons.
    1 Cream Crested Legbar

    Have my first batch of chicks
    2 weeks old From Murray McMurray:
    4 Cream Legbar 1M 3F
    4 Ameracaunas 1M 3F
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte F
    1 Mystery Chick
    I think it’s a brahma or cochin (leaning towards cochin opinions please) B6904745-8D2D-46B3-B355-4D1F1F838971.jpeg CAD092D9-8813-4C92-B4D0-1D1DD72B9553.jpeg 1ED06FA0-79B5-4D54-B719-8CB23FD7E9A4.jpeg CC40C9EB-3208-48B9-9A6B-A6F75A66A1CB.jpeg DF939816-681F-4713-879C-BD743E8E84FD.jpeg

    From an acquaintance (3 weeks old):
    3 SR Gold Laced Wyandottes
    2 SR Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
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    Pending From MyPetChicken (next week):
    4 Black Copper Marans 1M 3F

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?

    Eggs are a big one. I’m aiming for a colorful egg basket.

    They are loads of fun to watch.

    My bug problems have been drastically reduced.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I like building stuff with wood I’m no cabinet maker but I’m pretty handy. Rollaway nesting box was fun but it needs modification to work a little better.
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    Real big into computers have built numerous high end PCs for myself and others.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Have a wife and 3 kids. The older two (7 and 4) LOVE gathering eggs and having chick time.

    Have a corgi/border collie mix and 3 of her puppies. She hasn’t actually attacked any chickens but the way she herds any stragglers back to the group scares me every time.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?

    Looking up coop ideas you come across this site a lot. I spend a lot of time visiting now.
  2. cheekychick3

    cheekychick3 Songster

    Apr 30, 2019
    Hi and :welcome you have a beautiful flock. Your little chick is a cutie.
    They all are. Also love your nest boxes, job well done, it looks great.
    You will love it on here. :frow
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens think the girls are more barred mix but barring is strong trait only due to leg color take heart both pullets as cockerel are lighter colored
  4. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome Glad you decided to join us!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
  6. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Nice intro!
    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Thanks for sharing pics. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  10. N F C

    N F C Marbles...I found mine!

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!

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