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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Regina67, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Regina67

    Regina67 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2016
    Colorado, USA
    Hi everybody! [​IMG] I wanted to jump in and say hi. We're new to the chicken life and new to the BYC boards - although, I've been reading through them quite extensively the past several weeks learning and absorbing as much as I can [​IMG] before the stork arrives. We have 7 coming the week of 6/27: 2 Black Plymouth Rock females, 2 Partridge Plymouth Rock females, 2 Buff Orpington females, and 1 Buff Orpington male from the MyPetChicken site. Our coop, run, and greenhouse are in the early stage of being built. Our hen house started out as a storage barn, but I think we've come up with a great plan to modify it for ventilation (my biggest concern) and all around chicken happiness.

    I went out on the 17th to buy the heat lamp, feeding containers, etc., and low and behold, I discovered our local Big R just had a ton of baby chick's brought in the day before. Needless to say, chicken fever has already begun and I unexpectedly, yet cheerfully came home with 4 of them...lol (June 27th is just so far away you know [​IMG]) Based on the mildly informative girl that worked in the chicken area, I "think" we have a White Sex Link, hopefully a Silver-laced Wyandotte, a brown (chipmunk coloring) Sussex of some type, and one chocolate brown mystery. I'm pretty confident all four are females, so we're officially starting our chicken-raising adventure with 10 hens and one rooster (as long as MPC sexes theirs correctly).

    I'm looking forward to joining in with the BYC group!


    Here's a few pictures...

    Daisy - White Sex-Link

    Coco - Brown Sussex maybe

    BeeBee - Silver-laced Wyandotte (I hope!

    Hazel - our chocolate brown mystery that appears anxious to be identified...lol

    Our in-progress henhouse/run/greenhouse
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Regina

    Glad you could join us here! What adorable chicks you have there!! They sure are hard to resist and I can see why you brought them home rather unexpectedly!
    You might like to post your pics in the what breed gender section where I'm sure members will be able to help you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your expanding flock and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Love the big brown chick - would love to know what that is myself.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello Regina and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and good luck with your chicken-keeping adventure.

    Best wishes
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. Regina67

    Regina67 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2016
    Colorado, USA

    In my never-ending quest to solve the mystery, I think the dark brown one could very well be a Partridge Rock. I have two PRs coming from MyPetChicken this week that I can compare her with, so we'll see! Oh!....and the more I look around, the more I'm beginning to think my newest guess for the chipmunk-brown one is a Welsummer - that would be a fun surprise! :D

    Thank you all for the greetings :woot
  7. Regina67

    Regina67 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2016
    Colorado, USA
    Yep, she's a Partridge Rock [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016

  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Regina, and :welcome. Thank you for joining our community! Beautiful chicks! :jumpy

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