Third year chicken keeper saying HI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CHICKEN BUFF, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. CHICKEN BUFF

    CHICKEN BUFF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Former Alaskans retired to eastern Washington state. This is our third year of chicken keeping and we are absolutely HOOKED. My hubs built an incredible coop from a pattern we found online and we painted it to match the house. We've made friends throughout the neighborhood with gifts of fresh eggs.

    The flock began with 15 chicks from McMurray Hatchery - Australorps, Delawares, Red Stars, Speckled Sussex and New Hampshire. Got a bonus chick which turned out to be a Buttercup rooster.

    Our absolute favorites? The Speckled Sussex and Red Star. We shared a number of our chickens among family and now we have a flock of eight who will be three years old in April.

    We've ordered another 15 chicks for April --- Speckled Sussex of course, plus Americaunas, Cuckoo Marans, Buttercups and Black Stars. We look forward to the "bonus" exotic chick to see what we get! It's like a Crackerjack prize!
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
     
  3. CHICKEN BUFF

    CHICKEN BUFF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for saying hi! I didn't know if anyone would actually respond. Nice to meet you --- what's your favorite chicken breed?
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    It sounds like you have a wonderful flock!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You seem to have a lovely flock!
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred rock, Buff Orpington, and Easter Eggers!
    and you??
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have some great breeds. Black Sex Links (Black Stars) are my favorite chickens. They are hardy and friendly egg laying machines. They have been my best layers (along with my Red Stars), consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. My Black Stars have been especially persistent layers in really cold winter temperatures. I also love Australorps, Orpingtons, and Speckled Sussex. They are all hardy, calm and gentle (my children made lap pets of them), and good layers of large, brown eggs (especially the Australorps). Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad that you decided to join us.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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