Southwest Texas Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SusanPC, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. SusanPC

    SusanPC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2014
    Southwest Florida
    My husband and I finally got our first chicks earlier this week! We moved to Texas 6 months ago from Florida and I was fascinated that we would be able to have chickens in our backyard. After months of research here and elsewhere, ordering a coop (and major modifications to enlarge both the coop and run), and finally picking our breeds and ordering our chicks from a local feed store, we eagerly awaited their arrival. They arrived earlier than expected and we were like expectant parents running around adding the final touches to the brooder. We are in chicken heaven and love our new babies! One of each - Buff Orpington, Silver-Laced Wyandotte, Barred Plymouth Rock, and Ameracauna. We were originally only going to get 3, but were worried if something happened to one or if one or two turn out to be cockerels instead of pullets (see, I'm even learning the lingo...). Very excited to finally be a chicken Mom and a member after lurking here and using all your knowledge to get started - Thanks! (Silver-laced Wyandotte chick in image)
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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Wow I am not sure but I think you have caught it early this happens to some chicken enthusiast it is called the poultry bug not rare nor fatal but the recovery is nonexistent but just more like on hasn't been found yet but not to worry even though there is no known recovery for the chicken bug you are in good hands here as many are trying for a recovery from the chicken bug in the BYC flock there are plenty of others here to help you cope with the addition ' ...... [​IMG]


    Sure it starts with a pair of Ducks [​IMG]


    Or a set of Chickens [​IMG]


    Then come Chicken Math [​IMG]

    Then the numbers start to add up [​IMG]

    Then in the Chicken enthusiast starts to mix their flock now the
    infected chicken Enthusiast truly has the poultry bug,, but the
    real problem is the infected person can't see the problem but
    others see it clear as day .... [​IMG]


    The next thing parts of the yard look like this [​IMG]

    So try it in moderation at first or you will never see it coming [​IMG]

    Enjoy your time here and always check to make sure you haven't caught the poultry bug as I wrote there is no known cure [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    sounds like fun at your house[​IMG]
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    from Washington state glad you can join us!
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
  8. SusanPC

    SusanPC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2014
    Southwest Florida
    Thanks for the welcome and the warning about chicken math. I will be alert for any signs. I look forward to seeing my chicks grow.

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