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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Calima, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Calima

    Calima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm Calima. I've always wanted to raise my very own laying hens but I live in the city of Savannah, Georgia. But this Friday my dream and curiosity will come true. I pick up my 4 baby chicks on Friday January 16, 2015! Yaaaah! My husband and I are in the process of building our new additions to our family a brooder. I will post a picture once it's completed!!! We will house them in the garage until they reach coop age! Any advice is wanted and welcomed!! Hopefully I'll have better luck at raising my baby chicks than I did with being a vegetable gardener, lol!!!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Calima. Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations! It's always so exciting getting those first chicks. If you haven't done so already, I would recommend reading through our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of good information there, and it can help prevent you from making mistakes with your first flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks are you getting?
     
  3. Calima

    Calima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Michael! 2 RIRS and 2 BO!!!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. I've had both breeds over the years, and they are both cold hardy and good layers. You should get lots of nice, large brown eggs from them.
     
  5. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Good luck with the chicks you're getting! Rhode Island Reds and Buff Orpingtons tend to be docile, productive egg layers, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them. [​IMG]

    Feel free to ask any questions that you have!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  8. Calima

    Calima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's such a Blessing to have a community of mutual chicken loves with such a wealth of knowledge!!!
     
  9. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes this is a great website.
     
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  10. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello [​IMG] and welcome to the BYC! There is nothing better than getting your first chicks! I have never had those breeds but hear good things about them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, we are here to help.
     
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