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Hello everyone!
I'm a new member on this site, though I've been browsing it for a while.
We've been slowly learning about homesteading and trying it out, finding out we love it! Our newest jump into homesteading is chickens! We'll be turning our old shed into a new coop and fencing in an area for them to free range.
I know nothing about chickens so I've been doing a lot of research and trying to pick some good breeds. So far I like the Orpington, Barred Rock, & Astralop. They'll be for eggs.
I also have cats and a dog on over an acre of land, a garden, and hopefully down the road we'll see about adding goats into the mix. smile.png
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be getting started on your new chicken adventures celebrate.gif I'm sure you will enjoy it very much. It's a great experience, lots of fun and very rewarding too. You have lovely breeds in mind there.

Wishing you the very best of luck getting your coop conversion done. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC! Best of luck to you in your new homesteading endeavors! I'm sure you will love your chickens. You have some wonderful breeds in mind! smile.png
My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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Welcome to BYC, you will find lots of advise in this site, take it with a grain of salt. There are different opinions and view of how to raise poultry. Some raise them as pets, other raise them for food. Good luck with your flock.

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Welcome to BYC!

 

Have you seen the articles in the Learning Center yet? They cover all sorts of poultry topics and can be helpful getting started off on the right foot. And if you have questions, always feel free to ask.

 

Good luck to you, it's nice to have you join us!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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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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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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Welcome to Backyard Chickens, so glad you joined the flock  :frow

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