(1) Are you new to chickens…
This is about my 8th year with chickens but this time is different: My mom died in the Spring of 2019 and she had a lot of experience (I’m an adult, she was just a great source of advice and a morning person!). Also this time I got unsexed heritage chicks. In the past I had sexed commercial layers, as did the local farm I used to work for. They had a rooster, we didn’t.
(2) How many chickens do you have right now? 5-6
(3) What breeds do you have? They’re mostly Orpington mixess with some Australorp and Maran.
(4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I really liked my previous chickens but was dealing with so much racism at the time I’m hoping to actually enjoy it this time around.
(7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?
This site came up *a lot* in my Google searches as I was looking for answers to various questions. Some of the threads were able a decade old but still helpful and relevant! I’ve been coming there for at least 4-6 months lurking and reading!