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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1chick3chick, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. 1chick3chick

    1chick3chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! My name is Sarah, and I am new to chickens, have actually been referred here by several of my forum buddies on doberman chat who also raise chickens. I have spent quite some time researching and reading and finally convinced my fiance it was a good idea to try. We picked up 6 chicks Thurs evening (3 silikes, 1 ISA brown and 2 Red hybrids (mix of Rhode Island Red and New Hampshire Red) I just love their little personalities already! I am very excited to start this new venture and learn as much as I can, so any information or tips is graciously welcomed! We plan on only keeping 3, so were hoping at least 3 of these little guys are hens, as we are not allowed to have roosters (nor do we particularly want one anyway!) My ex husband has a large coop and several acres, so he will be taking any roosters or extra hens if we end up with more than 3 hens.
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have a plan and are definitely ready! Good luck, and welcome to this learning website!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. CarinaL

    CarinaL Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Sarah, I have silkies too they are the best [​IMG]
     
  6. 1chick3chick

    1chick3chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for such a warm welcome!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi Sarah, [​IMG]

    If you haven't already done so, check out the Learning Center for some really helpful articles on raising chickens:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck to you with your first flock. It's nice you have a plan for any unwanted roosters!
     
  8. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Sarah and welcome.
    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     

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