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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mizsteffieb, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. mizsteffieb

    mizsteffieb Out Of The Brooder

    Oh hi! Finally on the road to realizing the backyard chicken dream and I've already been perusing the files here for opinions on everything from internal vs. external nest boxes to the pros and cons of medicated chick feed. What a fabulous resource we have here.

    I've been daydreaming and obsessing about Faverolles for forever, hoping to get 3 or 4 chicklets to start just to see how it goes, only to find out it ain't so easy to get one's hands on that breed. So now I'll probably go with a couple of Speckled Sussex from the Co-op (buying a handful with a friend so we can meet minimum order of 6 requirements) and see what else they have on the day the itty bitties are ready to pick up.

    I'm just so very excited. And nervous:)

    Yay!

    Have a great day everybody.
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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I hope you will enjoy the Speckled Sussex, I have 2 in my mixed flock and love them. Very sweet natured and beautiful girls. It's been fun seeing how their "specks" have changed since finishing their first hard molt (they have more white on them now).

    If you haven't already, check out the Learning Center for some very helpful articles:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Feel free to ask questions or jump in on discussions that interest you.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sure your going to enjoy your new chicken adventures very much :D They are such rewarding animals and lots of fun too. NorthFLChick has left you a great link to check out for the learning centre. It has lots of fab articles that will help you keep your new babies happy, safe and healthy.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions that you may have. Everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I hope at some point you can get the Faverolles. They are a wonderful breed; beautiful, friendly and gentle, and good layers. In the meanwhile, Speckled Sussex also embody these same great qualities and I'm sure you will be very happy with them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  7. mizsteffieb

    mizsteffieb Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks so much, guys! It's so much fun planning and shopping for chick supplies:) I can't believe it's only a month away now!! Seems like I've been waiting forever. I think I understand this thing called Chicken Math now, too.. [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Very few BYC members are immune to chicken math. :eek:)
     

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