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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MainelyChicks85, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. MainelyChicks85

    MainelyChicks85 In the Brooder

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    Hello! I am so happy to have come across this community! My family has FINALLY moved to an area that allows us to raise chickens. I am pleased to announce that I will be a first time chicken mom in the Spring of 2020. My 3 human kids are incredibly excited! We really wanted to get some this year, but I want to make sure our set up is ready for success. We will be working on the coop and run this summer. I look forward to gaining knowledge and any advice possible! :)
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    :welcome
    Do you know what breeds you are looking for?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :wee
     
  4. chkva

    chkva Songster

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    At least you're preparing everything before jumping right into getting chickens.Some people buy them before they even have the proper setup for them. I can say I was one of those people :lau Good luck with prepping and keep us updated on your setup
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Set your goals, study the forums, ask questions, plan, make decisions, and you will be successful in establishing and maintaining your flock.
     
  6. MainelyChicks85

    MainelyChicks85 In the Brooder

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    We live in Maine, so will be looking for chickens who do well in cold climates. I would love to have a mixed flock.
     
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! ! :frow Glad you joined.
    I live in NY and have a very mixed flock.
     
  9. MainelyChicks85

    MainelyChicks85 In the Brooder

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    What breeds do you have?
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    That's a long answer!
    I have 11 in my adult flock and 15 chicks that went into the brooder today.

    Shown below are a Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, Plymouth Barred Rock, 2 White Leghorns, White Rock, Speckled Sussex, Easter Egger, Delaware and the rooster is a Salmon Faverolles. Not shown is my Lakeshore Egger.
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    In the brooder (not all visible) are:
    Gold Laced Wyandotte
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Blue Ameraucana (male)
    Silver Spangled Hamburg
    2 Brown Leghorns
    Exchequer Leghorn
    Cuckoo Marans
    2 Welsummers
    more Easter and Lakeshore eggers
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