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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by queenphenix, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. queenphenix

    queenphenix Hatching

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    Hi! I'm very new to having chickens and any advice would be helpful and very appreciated! I have 3 buff colored orphies and I just picked up 3 Cochin/silkie mixes. All are under 4 months
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your new flock.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. chippy99th

    chippy99th Chirping

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC! There are a lot of friendly people here, just watch out, chickens are addicting!

    I've never had Cochin/Silkies, but I have Silkies and I've had Buff Orpingtons for a long time. They are great birds! (Actually the buffs are my all-around favorite breed.) So you made a good choice there! [​IMG]

    If you need any specific advice, you can start another thread asking about it. Until then, have fun with your birds -free range if you can safely, give them yummy treats and kitchen scraps along with their chicken feed, and make sure they have water! (That sounds obvious, but coming from Arizona, you'd be shocked how often we have to fill the water containers!) Have fun with your chickies!
     
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  4. queenphenix

    queenphenix Hatching

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    Thank you!
     
  5. queenphenix

    queenphenix Hatching

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    Thank you
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. I hope you enjoy your chicken journey. :frow
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, queenphenix, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! We hope you enjoy BYC - thanks for joining!
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  10. HARRY47264

    HARRY47264 Chirping

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    Hi and welcome from Arkansas where do you hail from .you will enjoy chatting with all these chicken lovers .Have a nice day
    Harry
     

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