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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thumper362, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. thumper362

    thumper362 Songster

    Sep 16, 2014
    Coweta County GA
    Hello Everyone

    My name is Laura, back on the 1st of July we brought home our first small flock of 6 3 day old chicks. Of those we lost one but I was told that sometimes that happens, either way I cried like i had just lost my best friend(silly I know). It didn't take long to replace the chick to get out flock back up to 6. Other then that so far so good, we have decided to feed an all organic diet, choosing Countryside organic feed (if someone could recommend something different I am all ears).

    I want to thank everyone in advance for all of the amazingly good advice I got by reading through the BYC forum, we found great ideas for the building of our coop. I guess the most important thing that I found out was 1/2 Inch hardware cloth was the way to go. Around our house there is a ton of wildlife including a family of hawks that have nested in the tree directly over our coop, so protecting our girls is high on the priority list.

    Our flock consist of :
    Blue Marans Hen-we call her BG(big girl) she was the biggest when we first got them
    Easter Egger?- Ms. Cleo
    Barred Rock- Felony
    Unknown Breed-Mouth
    Blue Showgirl Silkie- Peeps
    White Silkie- Yetti

    I will post Pics ASAP
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Songster

    Mar 31, 2014
    Love the names!! Especially Felony![​IMG] We have 2 barred rock hens & love them! We have many more too. Chickens are additive.

  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It is ok to cry when you lose them. As old as I am, I shouldn't cry, but I do. Sad to lose them.

    But it sounds like you have a nice flock! So glad BYC could be of help to you.

    Make yourself at home here and welcome to our flock!
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Laura. Sorry for the loss of your chick. I've usually lost one or two chicks in shipping and it's sad even though I never actually saw them alive. You have a nice mixed flock. Our Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorites. She loves their colored eggs. I'll look forward to seeing your pics. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  7. thumper362

    thumper362 Songster

    Sep 16, 2014
    Coweta County GA
    Thanks I am already in love with BYC
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Peeps makes an nice avatar. what a nice flock you have. Welcome to Backyard Chickens
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    I'm sorry for your loss! Good luck with the rest of your beautiful flock!
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about the loss of your chick. [​IMG] It is very hard to lose one.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask! We're all here to help.

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