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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cricketmt, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. cricketmt

    cricketmt Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm Chris, new to the board, NOT new to raising chickens...but it's been 30 years! My youngest daughter incubated eggs for a science fair project and we decided to get some of our own, since she has to return the birds that hatch. Anyway, we're doing this on a much smaller scale (6 Bantams) where we ordered 100 at a time when I was a kid and had to care for them.

    So it should be fun and I'm hoping to get lots of tips on chicks and chickens since I know things have really changed!
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC Chris! That's so cool that you raised chickens when you were a kid, a hundred is a lot of birds to have. I do remember when my grandpa was a kid and when he was in 4-H you had a minimum of a hundred birds to raise for a meat or laying project. But six is a really good number to start with, what type of bantams did you order?
     
  3. cricketmt

    cricketmt Out Of The Brooder

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    We usually ordered about 30/70...hens/cocks, to replenish our layers and have some to butcher in the fall.

    As far as our new babies, they are straight run, so hoping for at least 3 hens and they couldn't guarantee a breed. I don't really care what we ended up with since we mainly want them for bug control and fun. The banties we had when I was a kid hatched their own eggs quite often, so I wouldn't mind if we end up with one or two that will do that...it's a hoot to realize that you have a mess of babies all of a sudden!

    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Welcome to BYC - and welcome back to the wonders of chicken keeping!
     
  7. cricketmt

    cricketmt Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all. We live in Montana so I will be particularly searching cold weather tips.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome, Chris! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Good luck with your new chicks!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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