New To the Flock

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

  1. rbflockmama6

    rbflockmama6 New Egg

    Apr 26, 2016
    Williams, AZ
    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

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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 ~

    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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