New to BYC and raising chickens!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Farm Chic, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    Davisburg, MI
    Hi all! You have already been introduced to my husband, mudman. Just thought I would introduce myself.

    I am very new to raising chickens and I absolutely love it! mudman grew up with chickens and he is loving it too!

    we can't wait for our new arrivals in september and we are going to let our (almost) 8 year old raise a chick and show it at the 4h fair next year. our son is pretty excited about it. he has only shown off his rocket in the past.

    right now we have 6 bantams, silkies, old english and dorkings, so any advice you have regarding these chickens would be so helpul and appreciated!
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Welcome aboard!! [​IMG]
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Hello! [​IMG] and [​IMG] You're going to love it here! I've been thinking about getting some dorkings next year. Please keep us posted as to your likes and dislikes about them! I haven't seen them on here before.

    What a great experience for your son! My grandkids love the chickens and I think I have at least one budding farmer among the 5 of them. I want to get them involved in 4-H as soon as they're old enough. They can be Clover Buds next year, so we'll probably start with that.

    Have fun with your chickens! [​IMG]
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    I can't wait to hear all about your Dorkings! They're beautiful birds!

    See you around the forum! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    Davisburg, MI
    We love the dorkings! They are so different from the old english hen in personality. They will not hesitate to come up to us and eat from our hands or just simply to walk up to us. They seem to be very independent from the others. They don't mind being alone and exploring their territory. They are also very pretty birds:)

    I will post a few pics soon!

    Thanks for the warm welcome:D
  7. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Welcome to BYC! Once you get the fever, you will never want to be cured! [​IMG]


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