Newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Featherlyadvice, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Featherlyadvice

    Featherlyadvice Out Of The Brooder

    146
    19
    43
    Jun 17, 2016
    Adrian, MI
    Hi! My name is Cara and I'm from southern Michigan. I've been stalking BYC for 3 years with anticipation of one day having my own flock. Im so excited to say that we bought our first 6 ladies from our local TSC this spring. 4 production RIR and 2 bantams. Unfortunately, we lost 1 bantam early on. She kept getting pasty butt and she seemed much weaker than the rest. I would bring her in the house and clean her up and snuggle with her in a warm towel. She's be better the next day but go down hill again. We also lost 2 RIR due to a dog busting through my TSC coop. We are down to 2RIR's. (Big Momma and Rosey) and our gold lace winged bantam (Tat).
    We reinforced my little TSC coop, but quickly realized that we would be building our own chicken palace. Our girls can't free range here, but we do have room so, we're going to make use of it.
    I've spent the last 2 weeks looking through incubation posts and purchased 6 barred rock eggs which arrived today! My bator has been up and going for 3 days, waiting for these babes to get here. Im letting them sit for 24 hrs and then will set them tomorrow.
    So excited to begin this journey and finally be able to be a "member". Thanks to all of you who share your love, passion, and opinions on this site. It is truly a blessing to have so much at my fingertips.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,691
    14,835
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Cara and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. As a former lurker, I'm quite sure that you know your way around BYC already. In addition to the "incubating and hatching", you may wish to join in the Hatch-a-long forum as well. I wish you the best of luck with your impending hatch!

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    30,832
    6,051
    616
    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah
    [​IMG]

    You are going to hatch eggs? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Just know this..it's addicting!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,502
    10,242
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Cara sending good hatching vibes your way.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,921
    3,426
    471
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Cara

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on getting your chicken adventures started this spring :clap Good luck with your eggs, I hope you have a great hatch :fl Watching the chick emerge from the egg is a remarkable thing to watch and I will add that it's rather addicting too!
    Be sure to ask any questions, everyone her to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,056
    7,609
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm so sorry to hear about your losses! I hope the rest of your chicken venture will be wonderful for you. I see you mentioned building a coop, have you looked at our coop database yet?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    There are so many wonderful ideas there! For incubating tips and chat and just general fun, you're welcome to join us over here (if you can keep up with the thread, it's very busy):

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...t-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/0_30

    Best of luck with your hatch, coop build etc!
     
  7. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    4,547
    650
    286
    Mar 1, 2015
    Florida
    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!

    Congrats on your flock!
    :hugs so sorry to hear about your losses.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    329
    52
    106
    Jun 15, 2016
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]
    I am so happy you joined us here at BYC and I would like to formally welcome you to our roost all the best of luck!
    Justin [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by