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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cjpets, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. cjpets

    cjpets Just Hatched

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    Hi all, greetings from Kentucky. I just purchased 12 chicks today. Straight run so I am hoping for more hens then roosters. I had chickens before but it has been several years so I am starting a new flock with new pen and coop.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Hopefully you don't win the cockerel lotto with your gamble --- have you got plans for the males you end up with?
     
  3. texasegger

    texasegger New Egg

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    Welcome, I'm new here too.
     
  4. cjpets

    cjpets Just Hatched

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    Well, my Dad has built a coop and hasn't started his flock yet so I am hoping that he may want at least one otherwise I am thinking posting them at the farm store and maybe Craig's list. I could do meat chickens with them but that is not my goal.
     
  5. ScottishKate

    ScottishKate Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and welcome :) I've just hatched my first lot of chicks last wknd :) new to the site too. Got my fingers crossed for the both of us on more girls than boys ;)
     
  6. cjpets

    cjpets Just Hatched

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    Hoping for the best for both of us[​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings form Kansas, cjpets, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you with us! New chickens is an exciting time! If you are a first time chicken raiser I'd suggest reading some of the great articles in the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    They will prepare you for a successful journey! And if you'd like to chat with some in-state poultry peeps, find your state thread in the link below and say howdy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Bes wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. cjpets

    cjpets Just Hatched

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    Thank you I have had chickens before but it has been awhile
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under cjpets [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some links to great starting points, I will just wish you and your little ones all the best.

    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.

    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 [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    hope you get some pullets. Straight run is [​IMG]their chance to sell males instead of getting rid of them.
     

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