Newbie here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CainCottage, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. CainCottage

    CainCottage In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    -yes! New chicken owners as of about 2 weeks ago

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    7 currently, all from the local TSC, 3 were straight run and we suspect they're roos (originally 4, but one died), and 4 pullets

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    3 barred rocks, 2 Rhode Island reds, 2 black australorps

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Stumbled across it doing chick prep and research

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Travel, beginner pottery, gardening

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Married to a super handy fire fighter who is currentky working on the coop. We have 3 dogs - an Australian Shepherd, a blue heeler, and a beagle mix rescue. I'm a veterinarian (part of the reason I ventured into becoming a crazy chicken lady -- will force me to learn more about backyard poultry medicine). We're having fun so far, but still trying to figure out how to rig up a run or chicken tractor and hoping we didn't end up with 3 barred rock roosters Also on the fence about the option of free ranging
     

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  2. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Free Ranging

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  3. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chirping

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    Welcome! Have fun!
     
  4. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chirping

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    The chicks are sooo cute :jumpy:jumpy:love
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Welcome to BYC and congratulations on getting your new chicks :D
     
  6. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

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    :welcome
     
  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Chicken Tractors Links

    And if you post side-pictures of your Barred Rocks, we may be able to help sex them. Barred Rocks can often be colour sexed--the males feather out more grey and the females feather out more black. Some people can 80% accurately sex them by head spots alone.
     
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Keeping it REAL since 1965

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    I :love your chix pix!
    sSig_welcome5[1].gif egg waning hi.gif
     
  9. CainCottage

    CainCottage In the Brooder

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    @sylviethecochin thanks for the link! They’re between 2-3 weeks right now so I know technically it’s too early, but any insight is much appreciated :) FECCD49E-F202-4D09-AF90-855E58C9875D.jpeg
     

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  10. KikisGirls

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