Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by firedancer, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. firedancer

    firedancer In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2017
    I hope i am posting in the right area. Hello, everyone. I just began my backyard chicken journey. ok, they are chicks so they are not in my yard yet. I am panicking because they will need to go outside soon. there is so much helpful info here that I am hoping there will be no failures in raising these chickens. What I really need is faith the all my sexed chicks are, in fact, female! Wish me luck!!!
  2. firedancer

    firedancer In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2017
    Oh, and I started with 6 chicks. 3 buff orpingtons and 3 plymouth rocks. I am learning that there is a trend of backyard eggers near me, the suburbs of western Long Island, and I'm hoping to get local support without being a pain in the neck!!!
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

    Feb 15, 2017
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You can post photos of your chicks at "what breed or gender is this?" 6-8 weeks is a good age to do so.
  5. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Wild, Wild West
    Hi there and [​IMG]! We are glad you could join the flock!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under firedancer [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    I do wish you luck but do not panic, we have your back and will assist whenever and wherever we can.

    This is a link to the Breed & Gender Forum Diva mentioned where you will get some assistance determining if you have all pullets:

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

    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.

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

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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