New owner of 4 BOs, no experience, but so far, so good

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaLoTu, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. MaLoTu

    MaLoTu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to start out by saying a big thank you to all of the members who have been posting over the years! The posts on this forum are an invaluable resource to someone like myself, who has zero experience raising baby chicks!

    My name is Marie. I live in the SF Bay Area. We decided to get chickens so that my kids (who will be 8 and 10 this May) can have the closest thing to a 4H experience as possible living in an urban area! We have four, 2-day old Buff Orpingtons, all of which have their own unique personalities. We will be picking up four Australorps on Thursday. I am also raising a few for my neighbor.

    I plan to be around as I have about a million questions stewing in my brain, but I just wanted to introduce myself!

    Sincerely,

    Marie
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Marie, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Congratulations on your new chicks! The Orpington is a wonderful breed that I'm sure you'll enjoy.[​IMG]
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Marie

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on your new chicks :celebrate Raising chicks is great fun especially when you have children helping you. The learning centre has some great articles https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Marie. Glad you decided join our flock. I have both Buff Orpingtons and Australorps in my flock, and they are both wonderful breeds; hardy, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of both breeds), and good layers of large, brown eggs (the Australorps are especially outstanding layers). Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Orpingtons and Australorps.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Greetings! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] We're glad you decided to join. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Buff orpingtons are my favorite breed! I just love them!

    They are great with kids as are australorps so you should be good!
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Marie, in my opinion you picked two great breeds. You're kids will have a ball with them and so will you.
     

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