Newbie from Western Pa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JennRB, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. JennRB

    JennRB In the Brooder

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    Hello Everyone! I am somewhat a newbie to the chicken world. I have been around chickens and cared for them as adults when family goes on vacation, but this is my first time actually getting my own babies. Hopefully tomorrow I can pick them at our local farm! I am looking at getting Orpington's and Wyandottes as I have two younger children of my own and really want to start with some nicer chickens. I'm excited to read the articles and learn from everyone's experiences but if you have any specifics for me, please educate me :) I'm a little nervous as these babies will only be two or three days old, but yet I'm SO Excited!! I can't Wait!
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think

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    I will “tag” you in the Pennsylvania thread. You will get an alert. Just click on it.
     
  3. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
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  4. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    Welcome! Enjoy your new babies, make lots of room because chicken math happens, you'll get more!
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. If you can get a couple of Easter Eggers. Your kids will like the colors of the eggs.
     
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  7. JennRB

    JennRB In the Brooder

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    I am into Gardening! I'll have to check this out and the First Aid Kit! Thank you so Much!
     
  8. JennRB

    JennRB In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I think i'm starting to feel it, I only want to start with a few, maybe six tops, But there are so Many I'm Loving I may have to add on in the future!
     
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  9. JennRB

    JennRB In the Brooder

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    I'm a little confused on the Easter Eggers, do the actual birds come in different colors? And are they smaller? I looked them up last night but different things were coming up. But the Eggs are Beautiful!! and your right, they would Love them!
     
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  10. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad to have you here!
     
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