Newbie from Snowy Mtns, Australia.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SnowyMtnChooks, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. SnowyMtnChooks

    SnowyMtnChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,
    I've been a frequent reader of this very informative website for years, only last week I got back into chicken keeping Hatching out 19 chicks, Australorps (blue and black) Speckled sussex and barred Plymouth rocks. Enjoying very much watching their antics and how fast they grow! Hello to all!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    G'day, and welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I have all three of those breeds over the years and they are great breeds. Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle, and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. My children made lap pets of both our Australorps and our Speckled Sussex. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. SnowyMtnChooks

    SnowyMtnChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Michael, thanks for your reply! Maybe you could help me with sexing my 9-6 day old australorps and speckled Sussex? Too early??
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. we have a very good aussie thread on here "Australia, six states and one funny little island."
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Much too young to try and sex any - a few weeks old it is sometimes possible
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's too early for sexing them with any degree of accuracy, but if you will post pics of them on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this in about 3 weeks, we can probably sex them for you at that time. :eek:)
     
  7. SnowyMtnChooks

    SnowyMtnChooks Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, thanks very much, I will do that. In the mean time I'm waiting for someone to sex my Plymouth rocks on another thread.I think they are quite easy!
     
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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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