The Coon Family Chicken Farn

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dannycoon12, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. dannycoon12

    dannycoon12 New Egg

    Mar 13, 2015
    We are new to both raising chickens and forums. So I read the new member introduction and took it literally. I think it helped.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We are new to chickens. We got our first chicks about 2 weeks ago. The we went and bought 3 silkies and 2 show girls and a package deal.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We, at present, have 2 silkie hens, 1 silkie rooster, 1 show girl hen, 1 show girl rooster, Chicks - 4 black and 4 red sex link hens, 1 each black and red sex link rooster, and 4 buff orphentons.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    My wife and I have an auction in Magnolia, MS. We are both auctioneers. Several sellers and buyers had asked us about doing a chicken auction. I began researching it and we are moving forward with it.
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have 3 kids, 20, 18, and surprise 13.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  3. dannycoon12

    dannycoon12 New Egg

    Mar 13, 2015
    Thank you, I have read several post which is what lead me to join. Plus reading the post everyone seems friendly and eager to help.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sounds like you have a nice flock with some lovely breeds! Silkies and Orpingtons in particular are usually very friendly, and the Sex-Links will be excellent layers.[​IMG]
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG]

    You should get lots of eggs out of those sexlinks!

    Great intro by the way!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies and show girl hens tend to make excellent broodies. You may want to visit the Showgirl thread. I'm not certain but, I think show girl to show girl breeding can produce bald chickens. Generally show girl hens are bred back to silkies. That could be explored on the showgirl thread.
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice to meet you! Enjoy your flock!

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