New to chickens and very excited!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tarnia, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Tarnia

    Tarnia In the Brooder

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    Hello All!
    Today is a big day for me as I finally got some chicks, after a 20 year wait. We moved to a community that allows backyard chickens about a year ago and I began planning for this day. The coop is almost built (pictures when it is finished) and my husband took me to get the babies today.

    I have four chicks - 1 buff orpington, 2 Araucanas, and 1 Barred Rock. They are almost 2 weeks old and all I want to do is cuddle them. The Orpington is OK with it, but the others need a little patience.

    I have three grown children, one middle aged dog, and a very patient husband. My faily has owned lots of pets: cats, dogs, parakeets, a boa constrictor and a corn snake, rats, frogs, fish, and even a salamander. I am ready for some pets that also provide delicious breakfast food!

    I also knit and my kids are worried that I will start knitting crazy outfits for my new chickens. I told them they do not have to worry. Looking forward to having lots of adventures in the years to come.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  4. Tarnia

    Tarnia In the Brooder

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    I am in Waxhaw, NC. Moved here after 20 years up in Charlotte. Two acres, peace and quiet, and chickens!!
     
  5. hispoptart

    hispoptart Songster

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    Welcome! You are going to have so much fun with your new babies!
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome :welcome Glad you decided to join us :thumbsup You picked nice breeds for your little flock
     
  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Tarnia 2 acres all kind of fun to be had enjoy all of it
     
  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Hello, welcome to Backyard Chickens!:woot Good luck with your new fuzzy friends!:love
     
  9. Fluffnut

    Fluffnut Chirping

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    Welcome! I'm new here myself but have been enjoying it immensely; hope you do to!
    When I finally ordered my chicks I ran through the house cheering lol! :)
     
  10. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    :yesss: :welcome :yesss:
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