New to the chicken life

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BetterHalf, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. BetterHalf

    BetterHalf New Egg

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    Hi all. I'm really new to raising and keeping chickens but so far I'm really enjoying it. Currently we have 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Barred Rocks (one is our rooster), 2 Rhode Island reds, and a mix of 3 day old chicks(bantams, giant cochins, speckled sussex). I had no idea how much personality a chicken could have. I swear they are like my kids lol. I hope everyone is having as much fun with their chicks as we are.
     
  2. MeepMeeps

    MeepMeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! They are so fun, I don't think people realize how fun until they become chicken owners! I have 5 1-year olds, one is a very good rooster, and I have 3 5-wk olds which I will probably integrate when they are almost the same size as my pullets. They are our kids too! Have fun!
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    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.



    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oooh hope the banties don't get flattened by the giant cochins.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. BetterHalf

    BetterHalf New Egg

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    So far they are doing well with each other. Most the time you'll find a bantam sleeping on the cochins back.
     
  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    [​IMG]and[​IMG]

    (Relatively new here myself)
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.[​IMG]

    Sounds like you have some lovely breeds! I have a speckled sussex as well. I really like her personality and colors as I'm sure you do as well with yours. [​IMG]
     
  9. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Enjoy your flock! Glad you joined.
     
  10. BetterHalf

    BetterHalf New Egg

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    My speckled Sussex are only a week old so I've got a bit to wait for their beautiful colors but I'm excited about it already. My oldest chickens are 7 weeks old. I'm pretty sure I've got two rosters, one is a barred rock and the other is ameraucana. The barred rock we're calling Christopher Sqwalken and he's such a sweet boy.
     

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