Our chicken adventure

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by momnson, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. momnson

    momnson New Egg

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    hello my son and I are getting ready to raise chickens for the first time in northern Illinois . We are excited ( and a little nervous)! The coop is almost done and we have researched some breeds ( based on production and temperament ). We are allowed 6 birds in our village and plan on getting 3 each cinnamon queen and Easter egg era. Any advice and words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. nanahogs

    nanahogs Out Of The Brooder

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    Have fun! They will keep you entertained for sure!
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Cinnamon Queen is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. Not only can the resulting offspring be sexed by color from hatching, but they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You should get loads of eggs from those three girls. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you and your son! Raising chickens is a wonderful experience and I'm sure you and your son will enjoy this new very much. I too started out with red sex link hens and they were great birds and were great at laying. My words of wisdom would be - Enjoy them!! Drop by the getting started with chckens section of the learning centre, here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens Lots of great articles on getting started.
    Be sure to ask any questions you may have along the way, everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather 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. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hope you'll post photos once you have your chicks, we'd love to see them.
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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