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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HenLeia, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. HenLeia

    HenLeia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, our family just started keeping chickens this spring. We first got 4 chicks from Wilco at the end of May (Buff Orp, Barred Rock, New Jersey Giant, and Cuckoo Marans). Building the coop was a learning experience. They are all doing well. Now we have received 9 more chicks from GFF (3 Bielefelder hens (1 free),2 Cream Legbar hens and 2 cocks (1 free), and 2 Swedish Flowers. I have to say we have a bad case of chicken math[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. Sounds like you have a very colorful flock! Chicken math gets us all at some point.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Wow! That quite a collection of chicken breeds! Good luck and have fun with them!
     
  4. HenLeia

    HenLeia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that one of our new chicks got some grow gel on her back and it has dried hard. Do I need to worry about this? How would you get it off her feathers?
     
  5. beaverdood

    beaverdood New Egg

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    Hi HenLeia.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of chickens! I am also a new chicken farmer this Spring. My wife and I have had fun learning from this forum. Coincidentally, we also have a similar mixture of hens. My favorite so far is our New Jersey Giant... aka "Tiny".. She's so big and pretty with a hint of green. Good luck!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, HenLeia, and :welcome. Happy you joined our community! Sounds like a nice flock you have going. Best wishes to you!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think if you dampen the gro gel spot, you should be able to wash off. Are you sure it's gro gel, sometimes hatcheries mark them with a color to represent breed or sex.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. HenLeia

    HenLeia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the welcomes! I did wet the spot down and the chick was able to clean its down/feathers itself. All are healthy, active and eating lots. Much more active than our previous chicks. Also much more pecky, our previous 4 are like sisters and these guys are playing chicken with trying to peck each other's eye.[​IMG]kinda funny and scary to watch.
     

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