Soon to own Delaware Chickens!! XD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Crimm, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Crimm

    Crimm New Egg

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    Hi. My name is Crimm. I'm new to BYC as you can tell. I am 19 years old. I live with my parents in our semi-rural home in Georgia, close to Atlanta.

    As you have already seen, my family and I are expecting to get chickens soon. Even though my parents were the ones to originally come up with the idea, I took it upon myself to choose the breed, also since I'm the only one that actually did the research. This will be our first flock, so I wanted to choose a chicken breed that fit into what my parents want and/or needed. I decided on the Delawares because I saw that they have a calm, quiet temperament, lay a good amount of eggs, and a good size for a meat bird.

    I've never really handled nor raised chickens before so tips are gladly appreciated.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hi Crimm, thanks for joining us!

    The best place to start your poultry education is in the Learning Center. There are a lot of articles there that will get you off to a good start. The Search feature (upper left corner under the logo) can also be very helpful in finding information. And if you have questions, always feel free to ask, there are a lot of helpful members here.

    Have fun with the Delawares!
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    You've chosen a great breed - possibly the first of many you will work with in your new poultry keeping adventure. @N F C has given you some great ideas on how to start filling your head with all the needed chicken knowledge - look forward to seeing you around the forums!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Crimm [​IMG] Welcome!

    Best wishes to you for your venture into chickens.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Crimm, hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Crimm!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Crimm, and :welcome! Happy you joined our flock. Best of luck to you and your Delawares - they are a friendly breed and I think you'll really like them. I am sure there is a link to people who raise Delawares in the link below if you'd like to chat with them. Best wishes! https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/general-breed-discussions-faq
     

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