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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by catsnchickslady, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. catsnchickslady

    catsnchickslady Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Ya'll. Another newbie here. Got my first chickens last November when my daughter brought 4 chicks home from her friend's house. One had a hurt leg. A couple almost froze and the last one she just brought along to be with the group. Not sure what kind they are. As they grew, we realized we had two hens and two roosters. Busy laid her first egg a few days ago WOOHOO!

    I got hooked with the first 4. Three months ago, I bought 4 bantams(2 are cochins) the other 2 died. 1 RIR, 1 production red (I don't know what the difference is). 1 Ameracauna, 1 olive easter, 1 buff orpington, one black copper marans. Then I bought a couple of barred rocks. A couple of weeks ago I got another bantam to replace one that died and two top hats and 2 french guineas. [​IMG]

    Loving it!
     
  2. CaitlinM

    CaitlinM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!! Sound like you have a nice flock!!! I'm hoping to get so Guineas in the fall!
     
  3. catsnchickslady

    catsnchickslady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I thought I would give the guineas a try. My neighbor had one and I got a big kick out of watching it. I liked hearing its call. I guess a coyote got it tho because all of a sudden I quit hearing it. I am out of town for a couple of days and my daughter just told me one of my little keets died. She said it just looked like he went to sleep and didn't wake up. Can't figure out why.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  5. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have fun with your flock! enjoy BYC!!!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Chickensfan

    Chickensfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make sure to spread your wings! "peep" around!
     
  8. catsnchickslady

    catsnchickslady Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to but I just need to figure out how to use what this site has to offer!
     
  9. kaffer

    kaffer Just Hatched

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    Awesome! I got mine Feb through March. Getting ready for some eggs next few months :). I've got to ask, what did you do with ypur first egg?
     
  10. catsnchickslady

    catsnchickslady Out Of The Brooder

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    Took a picture of it. Not sure if I am gonna eat it or figure out how to save it. Ha! Kind of like framing the first dollar bill you made in a new business.
     

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