New to Backyard Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LAGelinne, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. LAGelinne

    LAGelinne In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

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

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We bought our first 10 chicks in late May of 2017. They ranged in age from 3 weeks to 6 weeks. Two Speckled Sussex, two Barred Rocks, two blue Wyandottes, two Welsummers (one died about a month ago), one Ameraucana, and one Black Australorpe. I must say I have been an anxious mom after nursing two chicks through an unknown illness when they were about 8 weeks old. I worried they would be too cold at first, and then that they would be too hot in the NC summers, and then that they would be too cold again in this very extreme winter we have had. But except for the one sudden death (unknown cause), they are very healthy and are producing well, all through the winter with no in-coop lighting. We are getting 7-8 eggs per day and my coworkers are very happy that I have chickens!
     
  2. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :welcome Glad you joined us :ya Great membership, knowledge & experience galore. :yesss:
     
  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    A very warm welcome to BYC! There’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.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. :wee
     
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  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    So great to have you here!! :woot
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  10. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Emu whisperer

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    Hello!! Welcome to chicken info, friends, chat, trading buying, etc paradise!! May you be as chicken crazy as the rest of us!!
     
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