New to chicken farming... also, looking for a couple additional birds...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by noobchicken225, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. noobchicken225

    noobchicken225 New Egg

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    Hello.

    I am new to backyard chicken farming. I have recently acquired 4 HSA Brown Hens and 2 White Leghorns. They are approximately all about 2 weeks old or less (acquired from a local Rural King). All the ladies seem to be happy and thriving aside from a bit of expected pasty butt. They currently live in my garage while I'm building theirs chicken coop/run out back. I am open to any and all advice and suggestions. We all live in the near Indianapolis suburbs. In addition to my current flock, my girlfriend and I would love to add a couple White Silkies to our flock.
    Again, I look forward to getting to know you all as a community. Feel free to message me, and if anyone knows where I can find a couple White Silkies, I'm all ears!
    Have a wonderful day!

    -noob... [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on getting your new chicken adventures started :clap
    Raising chicks sure is lots of fun and very rewarding too. Once you have a post count of 20 you can place a wanted ad in the buy sell trade section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Good luck with yuour chicks in the future and in your search. Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Noob [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    Have you checked out the Learning Centre? Lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Besides the Buy, Sell, Trade Forum Yorkshrie Coop has mentioned, BYC also has a Silkie Thread you might want to check out: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    The folks on your local thread may also be able to help you out or even just somewhere to check in and talk chicken with people in your area: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would also suggest the "Silkie thread," to learn all about the breed. They aren't the most robust birds, and they tend to be picked on and bullied by other breeds because(like Polish) they look much different than regular chickens.

    IF they grow up with different breeds as chicks, they are usually accepted.
     

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