Our first chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaB76, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. MamaB76

    MamaB76 New Egg

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    Hi there, I'm Christina. My husband, 9 year old son and I just got our 4 Buff Orpington chicks yesterday. We decided to get chickens for the eggs and for the companionship of some cool creatures. Our neighbor has 5 chickens who get to run free all over the neighborhood. They visit our yard often and we fell in love!
    We had been talking about getting chickens for a few months but hadn't really made any preparations so when we made our decision I searched for info online... Here we are!
    We have our chicks in a big cardboard box with all the fixins and they seem to be acting normal based on everything I read on this site.
    Our coop and enclosure aren't built yet but we will be starting it today!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Christina

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations to you and your family on your new chicks :celebrate
    I love raising chicks and I'm sure you will too. It's a very rewarding experience and lots of fun. Here is a lovely article on raising chicks with lots of useful tips https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-chicks-artificially
    Good luck with your coop build I hope it goes to plan. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and your new babies :frow
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad to have you! Enjoy your new chicks!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! Have fun with your birds and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Nice to have you join us!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Congratulations on your new chicks! The Orpington is a nice breed that I'm sure you'll enjoy.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice to meet you, Christina! I'm glad to hear you got buff orpingtons! That is my favorite breed and I think you will really enjoy them!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Christina. Glad you decided join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your BOs.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Christina glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock. Love your avatar, I"m not a runner , I'm a walker. I have two speeds: slow and slower. I've seen a t-shirt lately that says "My mascara runs faster than you." Walkers are pretty much ignored.
     

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