Newbie here... Thank you for the add!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MotherHen28, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. MotherHen28

    MotherHen28 Chirping

    Apr 4, 2018
    Thanks for the add. I'm looking forward to learning more about chickens and how to care for them. I found backyard chickens by searching for information on a random chick I bought.
    My husband and I live on acrage in northern California . My nieghbors bought chicks from the cackle hatchery and they sent her almost DBL her order. So she asked us if we'd be interested in raising chickens. This was the begining of my chicken math lol.
    I've done nothing but research for the last 8wks on chicks, breeds, coops, nesting boxes, roosting bars, runs, health, feed, etc. Every web site indirectly leads me back to the backyard chickens. After lurking I took it as a sign to join and stop lurking.
    I was given 2 buff orpingtons, 2 red sex links, and 3 barred rocks (1 is a cockeral) all were 10days old.
    1 of the buffs matured very fast with a bright red comb and waddles. I returned it to my neighbor as she lost one of her roos and was in need of another. We're both still unsure if it's a cockeral or a pullet but it sure looks like a roo.
    Then the chicken math started... At tractor supply buying heat lamp and seen the baby fayoumis I couldn't resist their leopard print and teeny tiny bodies. So I added 6 (unsexed) more to my flock and 1 unknown breed chick. They said it was accidentally added to their order. It's black with a yellow belly, yellow around it's eyes, white tips on it's wing feathers, and feathered feet.
    After researching the breed more, I realized they're not as friendly as the ones I already had. So, I purchased 2 americaunas and 2 more buff orpingtons.
    My first set went out to the big brand new coop at 8 wks old. They fayoumis have 3 more weeks before they go out. My brand new buffs and EEs are only 6days old.
    Today I was asked by my husband's co-worker if I'd raise 4 Rhode island reds for him lol... Why not? So this Friday I'll pick up 4 reds and add to my brooder Box.
    I love sitting outside watching my silly pullets and roo. Watching them eat worms and grass and explore their new run.
    Thanks again for the add
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  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken :thumbsup
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens :wee
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under MotherHen28 :frowWelcome!

    Thank you for a great introduction! :clap

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.
  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Wow, you kind of jumped in with both feet :lol: Best of luck with your ever-expanding flock, it sounds like a lot of fun!
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  9. MotherHen28

    MotherHen28 Chirping

    Apr 4, 2018
    NFC thank you and yes both feet! But I put my mud slickers on first lol
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  10. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
    Welcome from Woodland!

    Enjoy the new chickens

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