New to BackYard Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EJWEST, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. EJWEST

    EJWEST In the Brooder

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    I'm new to the website and to raising chickens. I currently have just seven chickens, about 2 months old, and will send any roosters back because I live in town and don't want any cockadoodle-doodling early in the mornings. All of them are Black Copper Marans and I hope to have just six laying hens when we get everyone traded and sorted out. I'm retired, living in rural Alaska, and have always wanted to do this. We will enjoy the eggs but my chickens will get to pass of old age because I don't have the heart to ever eat them. I'm sure they'll all have names by the time they're laying.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Enlightened

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Enjoy and good luck with your flock.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Congrats on getting your flock! I hope you enjoy them for many years.
     
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Did you get your BCMs from a local breeder?
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with the hen's and the future egg's!
     
  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :wee
     
  9. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    Welcome to BackYardChickens! So glad to have you here in our wonderful community of friendly, helpful, knowledgeable people!
     
  10. Rick M

    Rick M Crowing

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    Hello and welcome to BYC:frow. We wont eat any of our original layers when they retire either, but we do plan on getting some meat birds early next year.
     

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