Newbie... and my Chicks arrive this week!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melschicks, May 9, 2011.

  1. melschicks

    melschicks Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    Dennis Port, MA
    I'm Mel... and am new to chickens.
    Our 9 chicks should be arriving on Cape Cod tomorrow or Wednesday (Salmon Favorelles, Red Star, and Barred Plymouth Rocks)!
    This is my first time raising/having chickens! Can't wait for eggs!
    I've been reading through the forum and pouring over coops on BYC for months now and decided I should probably join so I can post and ask questions as things pop up!
    This site has been great for getting info as we build our coop and brooder! Thanks!!!

    No immediate questions, but I'll be back!
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  2. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    A warm welcome from South Africa! [​IMG] [​IMG] for new chicks!
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR

    And congrats on your impending new flock! [​IMG]
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    Congrats on the impending chicks

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
  8. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    [​IMG] from Texas.
  9. melschicks

    melschicks Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    Dennis Port, MA
    Ah nuts. Just got the call from The faverolles didn't make the hatch.... so we have to wait til May 31st for our shipment. I'm so bummed!!! [​IMG]
    At first they were going to split the order and send us the red stars and BPR today and the faverolles at the end of the month (extra shipping paid by them), but then they said it would be better for their shipping survival if they all go together (there is only 9 total). I could have replaced the faverolles with some other breed and have them shipped today, but I had my heart set on them, so we're waiting. It was bad enough waiting until today (we ordered months ago)... another three weeks sucks!!! But they were nice about it, so I can't complain too much. More time to finish the coop, right??

    Is there a chance they won't lay this fall before winter?
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]

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