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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ejbeez85, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. ejbeez85

    ejbeez85 In the Brooder

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    I have 9 chicks. They are between 1 1/2 weeks to 3 1/2 weeks. Then I have a batch of 7 coming from Mypetchicken mid April. These will be our first chickens. I'll have 16 and will only keep one rooster so hopefully we don't get too many of those. I also have 4 runner ducks coming in April too.
     

  2. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chirping

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    Wow! Oh what fun!!!! Congrats!!!! Just a warning- once you get your first batch, you will never be able to stop ordering or hatching them. I'm serius. Raising poultry is addicting [​IMG]

    Welcome!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, ejbeez85, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our community! Here are some helpful links that will assist you on your poultry expedition: The Learning Center is loaded with articles covering the entire range of chicken keeping: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    The Ducks Forum is staffed by a group of knowledgeable quacker keepers: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    When you start integrating different age birds you will want to take a look at this article:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method
    And if you'd like to chat with some "local" poultry folks, find your state thread here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Best wishes to you and your assorted poultry and thanks for joking BYC!!
     
  4. ejbeez85

    ejbeez85 In the Brooder

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    It's funny because I had originally ordered the 7 and the next thing I knew I have these 9 and those 7 still coming. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chirping

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    [​IMG][​IMG] yes it happens[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Songster

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    I started with 5 and now I've got 14 with 14 more on the way.
     
  7. dewtattoo

    dewtattoo In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I love the baby chicks. They grow up so fast [​IMG]
     

  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congratulations on your expanding flock!
     
  9. micah wotring

    micah wotring Crowing

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    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
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    Make it a great day!
    ~MW
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Too late, no turning back now - you ARE addicted to chickens. No one here will ever say you have too many. You'll have lots of company BYC has over 444,000 members around the globe.

    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     

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