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Newly Obessed With Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by itgirl, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. itgirl

    itgirl New Egg

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    Hello all. I just joined the forum yesterday. I've wanted backyard chickens for years and finally made it happen this year. I'm doing this as a cooperative project with 2 of my neighbors, which has its advantages and disadvantages. We have 5 hens: 2 white leghorns, 1 black sex link, 1 Easter egger (sold as Ameraucana, but I know better now), and 1 welsummer. These are not the breeds I would have chosen, but we let my neighbors' children pick them out, and I have no complaints about any of them. Four of them are 21 weeks old today; the black sex link is about 10 days older. As of yesterday, 3 are laying (the 2 leghorns and the BSL). My neighbors have started calling me the "egg whisperer" because I've predicted each of the first eggs accurately. I spend a lot of time with the girls because I work from home, so I think I'm learning to speak chicken. [​IMG]

    Thanks so much to everyone here for sharing so much information. I've already learned a ton!
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, itgirl, and :welcome. Great to have you with us! Best of luck on your chicken adventure! :)
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Knowing how to speak chicken will serve you well in the future. Lol.
     

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