New to BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CountryChickies, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. CountryChickies

    CountryChickies New Egg

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    I, too, have been reading threads for about a month now. Decided to finally jump into the conversation! We got 7 chickens about 4 weeks ago: 2 Partridge Silkies, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Cochin Bantams, and 1 Easter Egger. Mainly got the Easter Egger so we can have some colored eggs! They are all doing great and growing every day. About a week ago my father-in-law called and told me he had found some pullets on sale and he had bought us 3 RIR and 3 Buff Orpingtons! So...now we are up to 13!!! Excited to learn about all these little chickies!!!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Only 13? Watch out for chicken math, hey. I started with 5 chickens, I recently passed 100 [​IMG] These things are addictive and there is no cure!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. PeuAPeu

    PeuAPeu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi CountryChickies! Welcome to BYC from Alabama! I've had my babies about 4 weeks now and all have pretty much gotten their feathers out with a few still being fluffy. As I type this my bf and my father are outside building the pen. They are presently in a coop where I had transitioned them from the playpen indoors. They were only inside about a week and a half. I've been wondering if I got girlie or boys and my uncle was up the other day and only noticed that once truly looked like a male. My twoBlack Jersey Giants are still too young to tell but I hope one of them is a male. I would love to have a Big Ole' rooster as I understand they get to be 10-11 lbs or so. I am enjoying every minute since I have gotten them, even changing the waterer and feeder and washing out the coop full of pooo. :) Please share pictures of your chickies. Have fun here on BYC.

    Kimberly
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! This site has been invaluable to me as a new chicken owner. So glad you have joined us!
     
  10. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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