Very pleased with my flock!

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

  1. hinckleyrob

    hinckleyrob Out Of The Brooder

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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 Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw thats great! Welcome!

    ~Meg
     
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    MissNutmeg Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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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 Be Happy! 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 Out Of The Brooder

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

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