Thank You!

Grub Digger

Jan 5, 2016
Middle TN
Back in June (way, way back ago, as my youngest son would say), we started researching raising chickens and this site was a tremendous help for figuring out what we would need. Then we ordered 16 brown egg layers from Meyer Hatchery and you all helped us figure out what we had and what failure to thrive was.
And then my darling husband had a bout of Chicken Math and decided we needed more chickens because of the "what ifs" and potential predators, so we ordered 15 more from Meyer's Leann's adopt me bargain. With that order we got a chick with a mystery illness and through the information on this site we discovered that it was omphalitis. Unfortunately, that chick didn't survive, but we received free shipping and 2 free chicks and paid for 2 more. At this point the count was 33.
All our orders were straight run. We had quite a few roosters to process and you all once again had a wealth of information that we are extremely grateful for.
Now we have a very healthy flock of 20 pullets and 2 cockerels. They just started laying eggs on Dec 21, we're getting 4-6 a day.

Without this knowledge base, I'm not sure how successful we'd be, but we are very thankful to you all!

Michael OShay

5 Years
May 14, 2014
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. All of us here at BYC have OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) and very few of us are immune to chicken math. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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Yorkshire Coop

Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Aug 16, 2014
Hi :welcome

Glad you could join the flock! Oh wow it sure does seem that chicken math got the better of you there! I'm afraid it happens to us all in the long run. It's lovely to hear BYC was so helpful for you when you started your chicken adventures. It really is a great place for lots of knowledge and learning.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
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BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Dec 12, 2013

There is a ton of information available here and so many helpful members...glad it was all helpful to you. Congrats on starting to get eggs! With that many chickens, you'll have a lot of eggs before long.

Thanks for joining us!

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