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I've read the boards, bought the coop, getting the girls tonight...

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I am in North Carolina. I've read tons and tons on the Boards. So thankful to have them to look through in an attempt to somewhat prepare for raising backyard chickens. We purchased a small coop, but I'm really thinking we will need to go to a larger one. We are getting two 5 month old buckeyes tonight. What are some things that you really wish you would have know that first night/week/month/winter?

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Welcome to BYC.  It sounds as if you are well prepared - good luck with your flock.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hello frow.gif and Welcome To BYC!
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Glad you joined us at the Backyard chickens flock.    General rule of thumb is   4-5 sq.feet per bird in the coop (excluding roost and nest box space)  and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run. 

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:welcome

 

Getting your first chickens is sort of like having your first baby...you read all the books, get everyone's advice and then when the big moment arrives, you feel totally unprepared, lol. At least, that's how it was for me. One thing I did not know to plan for was the possibility of having chicks with special health needs so be sure to have some basic first aid items on hand in case of emergencies (things like Vaseline, Blu-Kote, electrolites, vet wrap, etc.). Better to be prepared then have something come up that requires a last minute trip to town.

 

Good luck with your new flock, if you have questions always feel free to ask.

 

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

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Thank you all! We just got our first egg yesterday... and our second today! I'm so proud!

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Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! :cool:

Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Hello,

 My name is Steven. I have been raising Chickens and other birds for about 2 years now. I will say it is really fun and addictive. I really enjoy incubating eggs and watching them grow into beautiful birds.

 

I am currently looking to buy or trade for some Ancona Chickens if you have some for sale please let me know.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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