Newbie with Six Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carissang, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. carissang

    carissang Just Hatched

    Feb 19, 2017
    Really looking forward to raising our little flock!

    We purchased our first home last July and can't wait to get our urban hobby farm going. We have had our six fluffball chicks for a week now and they are doing great! They are starting to get their little wing feathers and showing some personality. Hopefully we don't have any roosters. I can't stop watching them!

    We have a dog who is IN LOVE with them, she will sit and watch them for hours if I let her. She is already protective of them and shoos the cat away from the laundry room door where their box is.

    Our flock consists of four breeds:

    1 Ameraucana
    1 Golden Lace Wyandotte
    2 Golden Sexlinks
    2 Barred Rocks

    Can't wait to learn all that I can, so happy to be on this site!

  2. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2016
    Oh nice, tell me how your golden sexlinks turn out, I am really thinking of getting some if they are as friendly as my red sexlink use to be. They look like such pretty birds as well. I love the white and cream colors on their feathers.

    Congratz on the babies and welcome to the site as well.
  3. carissang

    carissang Just Hatched

    Feb 19, 2017
    Thank you, excited to be here! So far the sexlinks seem the least skittish and most curious. They don't flinch when my hand comes toward them and like to perch on my fingers!
  4. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! :)
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Carissa [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congratulations on the new home and feathered babies. Best wishes to you and them.

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here if you do not already have any:

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to hear you're enjoying your new chicks. Don't forget to take lots of photos, they grow fast!
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the poultry keeping adventure - so glad you've joined both!
    It is amazing how much time one can spend just watching the little buggars, isn't it? You'll be surprised at how quickly they grow and change. Have you got their coop ready for them to move into -- that day will come before you know it.
  8. carissang

    carissang Just Hatched

    Feb 19, 2017
    Overwhelmed by coop options but reading everything I can so we can start building asap. Luckily my SO has building experience so we should be able to finish ahead of our little brooding babes.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Carissa. You picked some very good breeds. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
  10. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Overrun With Chickens

    A big welcome to BYC!!


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