Newbie here


7 Years
Nov 12, 2012
I work with several people that have been keeping chickens for some time and had been considering it myself. In April this year I allowed my 14 year old son to purchase 6 hen chicks. 5 have survived and this past Thursday he texted me a picture of his first egg, this has caused a little excitement at our house since none of us were raised on a farm. 14 more eggs since. My son has spoiled on of the hens she is always first to the gate and enjoys being carried and petted the others only want food and water aren't crazy about being handled. We are thinking of adding a couple more hens to our flock maybe a Barred Rock or an Americana hen or two.
from washington state glad you joined us!
Welcome to BYC!!! Just so you know... some of your "less friendly" hens will sometimes jump in your lap when they figure out how much you love them! One of my "younguns" started jumping up in my lap with our super friendly girl. I hope you have just as much fun with your birds as we have with ours!!!

I get so excited every time a new hen lays for the first time (actually I get excited every times they lay lol)
We have a lot of different breeds, but my favorites (besides my silkies) are my barred rocks. They are so friendly
, they love being held and pet.

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