Scoot Dee

In the Brooder
May 24, 2017
New to the chicken game but the wife and I want to eat healthier and figured what better way than to raise our own food. We got six chicks to start out and love every one of our "girls". We got 2 white leghorns (Dixie & Esther), 2 buff Orpingtons (big red & chickie nugget), and 2 ameracaunas (Scarlett Johensson & Henrietta), (at least we hope they are ameracaunas). Our girls are 3 weeks old tomorrow and every time I have a question I use Google and 95% of the time I get BYC for a link to an answer. The six we have now are going to be our mother hens, we plan on using these 6 for our eggs and eventually getting a rooster for our meat chickens. I decided to join BYC sooner rather than later that way I start out getting the best opinions and facts about my girls. I look forward to all the feedback and answers to everyone of my questions (I'm sure I'll have thousands). Thanks for your time and I hope to become a great chicken farmer with all of your help.

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and don't worry, there's always lots of members willing to share their experience and knowledge.
These links may be interesting:

Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here -

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

All the best



In the Brooder
Apr 2, 2017
Rural Alberta
Welcome! I love your chicken names! I'm a first timer this year, too! My flock are named after Star Trek characters ;)

This site is so awesome and full of amazing people with great advice!

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