New to chickens from Oregon!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by droac6584, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. droac6584

    droac6584 Hatching

    Jul 5, 2016
    Sutherlin, OR
    I've always wanted to have chickens, since I was about 6 years old and visited for a week on my Aunts farm. She had a little over 20 chickens at the time. I remember at that age they scared me (I know scared of a chicken, LOL) but I was amazed that they layed eggs we could eat and I would watch them peck at the ground for hours! I loved them!
    Growing up I kept putting it off,marriage, kids, horses, the time never seemed right. Then we moved to the city and I thought my dream was gone forever. Until about 2 weeks ago, I decided to just go for it!! Did my research and gently (haha) introduced the idea to my husband, who said yes upon me explaining my detailed plans :D
    So I have 3 Black Orpington chicks and 3 Blue Orpington chicks, all 6 weeks old. And 2 Americauna hens and one Speckled Sussex hen.
    We built our own chicken house to match our house and now we're chicken owners :D I am so excited and dare I say obsessed with these chickens and I just can't learn enough about them!!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and congratulations on finally realizing your dream.
  3. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life!

    May 27, 2016
    SE Idaho
    Hello and yay for finally getting your chickens and having hubby on board. Have you informed him about chicken math? LOL
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us, sounds like you have a beautiful baby chick flock. If you post photos at "what breed or gender is this." you will get several opinions.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and [​IMG] I used to be scared of chickens too! At the first barn I rode at, there were like seven tiny banty roosters who were not happy about people being in their territory! I did a lot of running [​IMG] It sounds like you have a cool flock and an interesting coop! If you'd ever like to post pictures of them, you can go to the "My Coop" page-- lots of people have pictures of their coop and birds. Thanks for joining us!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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