New to the coop!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MandeePandee, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. MandeePandee

    MandeePandee New Egg

    5
    3
    9
    Aug 21, 2016
    Hi all,

    We recently have purchased and moved into our own acreage, and are loving every minute of it. We have built ourselves our first chicken coop ( not super fancy.. but room for improvement is always a good thing), and last weekend purchased our first pair of Silkie Chickens. They're names are Montika and Iggy.
    Next weekend we are getting some bantams to add to the the coop as well and some guinea fowls.

    So I'm completely new to the whole chicken world. But we are excited and already very smitten with our two little fluffy's!!

    Oh! we are located near Brisbane in Queensland Australia too, if there are any other queenslanders here too?
     
  2. karbo

    karbo Out Of The Brooder

    14
    1
    22
    Aug 22, 2016
    Welcome from Colorado!
    Wow! Those are some chickens (Your Avatar).
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,878
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings, MandeePandee, and :welcome. Great to have you here. There are indeed a good number of Aussies on BYC. Look in the link below - I know there are a couple threads for your country. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    And as a new chicken person you also might want to peruse the Learning Center below. Tons of great info to get you where you need to be in a hurry.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Finally, you mentioned guineas so here's a link to the guinea fowl thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl
    Best wishes and enjoy your poultry! :)
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. MandeePandee

    MandeePandee New Egg

    5
    3
    9
    Aug 21, 2016
    Thanks heaps. I'll check them out too!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    31,636
    24,451
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    85,505
    16,567
    866
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    G'day and welcome to Backyard chickens. BYC has a large Aussie community and always room for more. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,307
    8,155
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the new home! Guineas are great fun to have around, you'll enjoy them.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,827
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by