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Very pleased with my flock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hinckleyrob, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. hinckleyrob

    hinckleyrob Just Hatched

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    hello! My father-in-law dropped off a bud light box with six chicks on my doorstep Easter morning. At first, I had very mixed thoughts because I had wanted chickens for a long time, but that dream faded as kids and household responsibilities grew. To say the least, my three boys were so excited, so I figured that I was officially now destined to live the "chicken lifestyle". It looks, so far, to be five, red sex-link hens, and one, ranger rooster. They free range around my house and get a little more brave every day. My family loves the entertainment factor they provide and can't wait to have our first "omelette party"!
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aw thats great! Welcome!

    ~Meg
     
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  4. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    I guess father in law drank all the beer first. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     
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  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    :welcome
     
  7. hinckleyrob

    hinckleyrob Just Hatched

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    Thank you, everyone! Should I start adding any diatomaceous earth to their food? And how often? I want to keep them worm free and pest free.
     
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read....MORE Premium Member

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    DE will not do a thing for keeping worms and lice and mites away.
    Save your money.

    Keeping a clean coop and feeding your chickens properly will do way more than DE.
     
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  10. hinckleyrob

    hinckleyrob Just Hatched

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    thanks for the input. Apple cider vinegar and a dustpan then
     

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