New to BYC & Raising Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Newwell, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Newwell

    Newwell Chirping

    [​IMG] Just wanted to stop in and say "HI!" My hubby & I recently moved to Oregon with land enough (& no chicken ordinances) to be able to raise chickens.
    2 1/2 weeks ago we became the proud parents of 6 Buff Orps & 2 RIRs. They are doing well, feathering out & tripled in size. We've been letting them go outside to play in a pen on warm days. The chicks are so excited when they get outside that they look like popcorn bouncing around in a hot pan.
    Today was the first time I fed them a treat...mashed scrambled egg & grit. They absolutely loved it. I found out about egg from posts on BYC. Thanks.
    Tomorrow we start building the new home for the chickens.
    Love the site [​IMG]

  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    First of all welcome to Oregon, and secondly, welcome to BYC! Have fun with those new chicks!
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    [​IMG] and Welcome to Oregon as well! Which side of the state?
  4. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    I love watching the chicks play outside, they're so cute. Enjoy the site!
  5. Newwell

    Newwell Chirping

    Thanks for the wonderful welcomes [​IMG] We live on the west side of the state, Willamette Valley mid-state. We have been loving it here. And the chicks are just too much fun. Our 2 dogs find them very interesting, too.
    Again, thanks for the wonderful welcomes.

  6. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] and welcome to BYC [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca
  8. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you with us. Best of luck with the new chickens!

  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Newwell and [​IMG]. Happy you joined us and enjoy those birds!!!! [​IMG]

  10. soldierinchrist

    soldierinchrist In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2011
    Welcome to BYC from Tenn. Just got 25 buff orps. last week myself.

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