Real Real Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ryansmom, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. ryansmom

    ryansmom Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2014
    Hi there All:

    My neighbor has a huge farm with a huge flock that my son fell in love with. When they went on vacation he was in charge of caring for them and enjoyed every day. The farmer gave us some eggs and an incubator. We did lots of research......mostly on your site.....and out of the 14 eggs we had 6 successfully hatch .I have no idea what type they are but watched you tube videos and I think we have 5 pullets and 2 cockerel....They are the cutest things in the brooder and my son is really really enjoying caring for them they are a little over 3 weeks hatching over labor day.... We are busy reading about them and learning to care for them and he helped build a coop for them. I will have lots of questions as we move along in this first time process.
    Here is a picture of them in the brooder still if you recognize any breeds I would love to know what you think,[​IMG]
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations on your successful hatch. Your chicks are really cute, but they are too young to accurately identify the breed. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your new chicks.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the hatch! Excellent that you are raising them on wire! The only way to raise poultry as far as I am concerned. The can still develop immunity to coccidiosis and not get so overwhelmed with it to get sick or die. Wire is so much more sanitary for chicks than bedding. Good job!

    Enjoy your new babies! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You have quite a son there, who appreciates real activity with chicks instead of techno this or techno that.[​IMG]You must be very proud of him. BTW Welcome to BYC
  6. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourslef at home and we are here to help.

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