New To the Flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rbflockmama6, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. rbflockmama6

    rbflockmama6 New Egg

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    Hello all. This is my first flock and honestly, first experience with a forum. But I know that it takes a village so here I am. My husband, 5yo daughter and I reside in beautiful Northern Arizona on almost 2 acres. After much much research we decided to forgo grocery eggs and sustain our own! We decided on a rainbow flock of; 2 wayondotees, 2 leg horns, 1 australorp and 1 EE. I'm not sure that the feed store was correct on the estimate of the chicks age so I'm having a hard time planning ahead. Also. I'm pretty sure that one of the "guaranteed to be hens leg horns" is a Cockrell. [​IMG] Despite my research I would like some real time advice on, what now? What are some tips I can be given that I can't read about? Any advice on the breeds? [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on getting your new chicken adventures underway :celebrate
    My best advice to you would be to check out the learning centre, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck. Be sure to ask any questions, there really is a section for everything in the forum.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and congrats on your new flock.

    In addition to the learning centre, 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.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    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/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. When your chicks are 6 weeks old, you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this."
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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