Washington State Chicken Owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by uncredibless33, May 19, 2016.

  1. uncredibless33

    uncredibless33 Just Hatched

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    Hi all! I'm a relatively new chicken owner who just started my flock last month.

    My family and I have a total of 19 chickens at the moment, but of 10 of them are up for deliberation (more on that later).

    We have 8 Red Star pullets, two Cuckoo Maran pullets, a Silkie Bantam, a Jersey Giant Pullet, a Turken, three Easter Eggers, two Wyandottes(one blue and one gold-laced black), and one very spoiled Russian Orloff. The eldest six (Wyandottes, EE's and the Russian Orloff live in a greenhouse-turned-chicken-tent, 10Wx10Lx10H, allowed to free-range when we're home.

    Our Turken and our Silkie aren't old enough to determine their genders yet, but if they're roos we'll have to get rid of them (it's illegal to have roos in our area). The Red Star pullets were purchased as possible selling chickens-raising them right up until they're laying. The rest are permanent flock members and we love them dearly. We've even named most of them.

    We're really hoping to get another Russian Orloff or two; ours is incredibly sweet and funny, and we'd love more gorgeous birds like her. Aside from that, we may try Cornish crosses at some point, but that's up for debate.

    I'm so excited to learn all I can about my birds, and find out how I can best take care of them!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your birds.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us here at BYC.

    You can post photos of your chicks at 6+ weeks of age on the What Breed or Gender is This? forum.


    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.

    This link may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens


    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

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]
     

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