New To BYC & I Just Got My Lovely Ladies!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jennioriginals, May 16, 2016.

  1. jennioriginals

    jennioriginals In the Brooder

    May 16, 2016
    Joplin, Mo
    I have always wanted chickens of my very own. I live a crunchy life style, and knowing where my eggs come from (happy chickens) is an amazing thing to me. Grant you, I know I have some time before my gals are old enough for that. I bought them at Atwoods; which meant taking out those awful red pullet tags. They were not marked by breed, but I think the black and white one is a Rock Barred, and the two reds are New Hampshire Reds.... Though I could be wrong. These are my lovely ladies, still small, and living in a Rubbermaid in the bath tub with their heat lamp, plus some hanging things to play with. It's cool... Buys me time to finish fixing up their coop and run. I want to dig out the ground on the inside, and then fill it with sand (low dust) so I can clean it with a kitty litter scooper (tray will have sand too). On the outside, I'm going to line the ground with bricks and put wheels on the back of the structure so that it can be moved easier, and the brick will help keep critters from getting in. I still need to finish painting, and add some gutters w/ water collection bucket to water my garden. So far I have learned a lot by reading everyone's posts, and I hope to continue to do so. If you have any advice please feel free to share.
    New fave pass time? Watching my lovely ladies!





  2. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Songster

    Mar 30, 2013
    My Coop
    Cute Chicks! Welcome to Backyard Chickens!
    1 person likes this.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - nice to have you join us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    This link may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Not a Barred rock, possible a Black Australorp - you could post photos at "what breed or gender is this." You are very artistic what a beautiful coop.
    Last edited: May 17, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I agree! Chickens are fun to watch! Welcome to the flock.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by