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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by snmarchi, May 12, 2016.

  1. snmarchi

    snmarchi Out Of The Brooder

    May 12, 2016
    Centennial CO
    Hello, I am new to raising chickens and have 5 3-week old chicks. I have two Rhode Island Reds, one Araucana/Ameraucana, one Silver-Laced Wyandotte, and one Black Australorp. These were chosen for their cold hardiness (in Denver Colorado), nicer personality, and to be good layers of brown eggs (I just couldn't resist the blue/green egg layer Ameraucana - we'll see). In the 12 days I have had them, they have grown so fast! I can use any advice you are willing to share!!
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016

    Sounds like you selected some nice breeds, and yes, they do grow fast! Please check the learning center as there are lots of good articles there, and I have learned many things by using the search box. Glad to have you on-board.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may also want to check out the coops section and the predator threads to see what you may be dealing with in the future. [​IMG]
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard with us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    This link may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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