New to the group!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marme, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Marme

    Marme Chirping

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    Hello! I am new to being a member of backyard chickens but refer to a lot of the posts that I see here, so I figured it was time to be involved. I have had chickens for around 4 years, and have 8 straight run chicks currently. I have three blue laced red wyandottes which I have wanted for years, and am really hoping at least one or two of them turn out to be pullets, especially since they are currently my sweetest/friendliest chicks. I have a blue wheaton and a silver Ameraucana, both straight run. I have one black copper maran, a silver laced orpington and a lavender orpington, all straight run as well. I will be picking up my cream legbar pullet this weekend and then waiting to see how many roosters I end up with. I absolutely love my chickens and also have two adult hens, a buff orpington and a barred rock. I love the idea of a varied flock and hope I can get a lot of insight here on different breeds. Thanks for having me! I also have my own human little ones that I raise as well and are starting to help with the care of our birds. =P
     
  2. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Songster

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    Hi! :frow :welcome
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens. :yesss:
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
     
  5. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    hithere.gif I'm a big fan of a mixed flock, too... and colorful eggs! Sounds like you have a really nice assortment. Do you plan to keep any cockerels?
     
  6. Marme

    Marme Chirping

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    Thank you!
     
  7. Marme

    Marme Chirping

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    I would love to, but I'm not allowed any as I live in town. The breeder I buy from helps to rehome all the chicks that turn out to be roosters. If I had one I really loved I might at some time try a no-crow collar but I don't know how affective that is. I'm hoping to have a blue, copper, olive, and brown egg layer by next year. Although I'm really excited about my BLRW that I finally have gotten. Crossing my finders they won't be boys since I wouldn't be able to keep them!
     
  8. Marme

    Marme Chirping

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    Thank you so much!
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Please make yourself at home.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     

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