new member with new chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sw10601, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. sw10601

    sw10601 In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2018
    Hi everyone,
    I got my first 4 chickens last spring and feel like I learned a lot in this last year. I just purchased 2 more and found this site looking up one of our new breeds.
    Right now I have 2 hens (a Rhode Island Red and a Black Americana) both of which are wonderful, funny and great layers. I just got 2 more Rhode Island Red chicks and a Black Sex Link chick. Over the year I had many questions and found answers in one of the 2 books I have or on the internet. We lost 2 of the original 4 and had to reinforce the coop so coyotes couldn't get in. This year I will have to figure out how to introduce the chicks to the hens when they are ready.

    I have several hobbies which include sewing, knitting, crocheting and now quilting. My husband retired from Target and now spends most of his time on his music with the occasional help with the chickens mostly expanding their living space and keeping them safe from Arizona predators. I am a soon to be retired nurse. I have 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. I also have 5 Shih Tzus, 2 betas(fish), a Conur named Mongo (small parrot) and a Cockatiel named Fred.
  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    I’m sorry to hear of your losses.:welcomeThere’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :wee
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Loss of them is never easy Welcome to Backyard Chickens best way to introduce is let them see each other a week but not touch then integrate with caution
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under sw10601 :frowWelcome!

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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.

    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. These may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Adding New Chickens to the Flock
    Topic of the Week - Integrating Chicks into an Adult Flock
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, 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 ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
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  8. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

    Nov 5, 2017
    :thumbsup :welcome :thumbsup
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  9. tootmany

    tootmany Songster

    Mar 14, 2018
    Welcome to backyard chickens! I'm sure your flock will keep you plenty busy during retirement :)
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