The Chicken Project

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hailybugs, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. hailybugs

    hailybugs New Egg

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    Hi everyone! My name is Haily and I'm 17 years old. I'd been asking my parents for years to let me have chickens. But, to my dismay they always said no. SO, I did what any sly Junior would do and I decided to raise backyard chickens as my senior project! Finally they agreed to let me have some girls. 4 days ago I became the Mother Hen to 4 adorable pullets. 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Black Star, and 1 Sagitta. Then today I went to D&B and guess what came home with me? 1 more pullet! She's the cutest thing ever! A Black Australorp. She loves to be held and comes right up to my hand whenever I put it in the brooder. So, I am the proud Mom to 5 chicks! I've used backyardchickens.com many times before now, when doing my research, but today I decided to take the leap and sign up as well! I guess I'm officially in the club, right? Can't wait to talk to everyone and share my experiences! I'm sure that I will have plenty of questions.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Haily and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. These links may be interesting at the moment:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Haily [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Hailey, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     

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