New to chickens, new to forum!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Melbelle, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Melbelle

    Melbelle Just Hatched

    Oct 18, 2016

    I had chickens when I was a small child (which is to say my parents had chickens I helped feed sometimes). I have always wanted to have them again, but it was a chunk of work getting set up that I hadn't gotten around to.

    Then Mr. Rooster strolled in one day. I'm on about 2/3 acre with half farmland and half housing development around me, so I wasn't shocked - but he never left. I watched for missing rooster postings, but there were none. Also, enough people have chickens here that unwanted roosters are actually quite common.

    After a few months I thought that if I was going to get crowing every morning I may as well get him a nicer place to sleep and some girls, and maybe some eggs. I found someone who was moving and would part with a few hens, so now I have a little crew!

    I have a white leghorn rooster, a black australorp, a silver laced wyandotte, and a rhode island red. They are a very pretty crew. The black and silver are inseparable (and now that I think of it, they were that way in the coop I picked them up from). The red is smart and sweet and I really like her. Everyone is getting along well, and someone started laying eggs the day after they arrived, which is admirable, given the car ride and new house and everything. Haha!

    Anyway, that's us. I'm still sorting many things out but they have food and water and a tiny house and a coop.

    Nice to meet you all! Thanks in advance for the help. :)
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. Having a roo adopt you is as good a reason as any for getting a flock. I wish you all the best in your chicken-keeping renaissance.

  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thanks for joining! If you are new to chickens, I can think of no better place to start than the learning center! Here is a link to the learning center, read away! I have a White Leghorn hen, a pair of Black Australorps, and eight Silver laced Wyandottes! You have great beginner breeds there, and they are even color coordinated! Also, if you would like to chat with folks from your general area, you can find your state thread here, chat away! I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  6. Melbelle

    Melbelle Just Hatched

    Oct 18, 2016
    Oh, that's great! Thanks for the welcome, and I'll be sure to check out those other threads!
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Melbelle, and :welcome! Happy you joined our flock! :weee
  8. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice to meet you, I hope you enjoy your time here at BYC :)
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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