New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thetekgeek, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. thetekgeek

    thetekgeek New Egg

    Mar 30, 2011
    Hello all,

    Today is a big day for my family and I. My kids finally got their chickens. They are only a few days old. Forgive me if I don't know much about the breeds, but I do know they are the ones that lay colored eggs (the guy at the store told me they are sometimes called easter egg chickens). So far, we have built a box for them to stay in until they are ready to go in the coop. I have drawn out my plans for the coop my wife wants me to build. I plan on getting that done in the next few weeks.

    This is very exciting. At first, I was pretty hesitant to do this, but as the kids kept asking I started to become more excited about doing this.

    I just wanted to stop in to this forum and let you all know that I will be leaning on you for support as I get used to this new part of our lives. I am excited to see my kids working and playing with these cute little fellers.
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  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hey there! Glad you decided to join us! This is a GREAT resource -- tons of information, and lots of friendly helpful people! Pull up a chair and stay a while! [​IMG]
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    [​IMG] You will love having chickens!
  5. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from Mississippi, glad you joined us!
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your chicks. You will love them. [​IMG]
  8. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    [​IMG] from Ocala, FL. Glad you joined. [​IMG]
    If you have any questions that I might be able to help with feel free to Pm me
  9. bentmtnhen

    bentmtnhen Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2011
    SW Virginia
    Congrats on the birdies & welcome!
    Folks here are experienced & love to share their knowledge, it's like having neighbors with know-how!
    I'm still new, too! Got 13 four wk old chicks, still in the brooder, waiting for warm weather!
    Good luck!
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join us.

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