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Hello all! I am new to the BYC family and am knee-deep in my first flock! My mother has had chickens for 10 years and I decided to take the leap. We just bought some acreage in Roy, WA and thought that the time for chickens was perfect. She has a large variety of hens and a rooster that is barred rock/australorp. we took 11 eggs from her hens and used her incubator to bring them up. 2 were not fertilized and the other 9 are healthy chicks! I found BYC through every search I ever did on Google. It always had a link to BYC. My 2 daughters love watching over the chicks and we can't wait for our fresh eggs.

 

Some topics I have been searching:

Chicken Coop designs: Specifically water nipples, poop boards, easy cleaning, DIY (scrap wood), and general designs.

Today I will be moving my chicks from the impromptu cardboard box brooder to a solid 3'x3'x18" wood built brooder.

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Our children and granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loved our chickens and made lap pets of the calmer and more gentle breeds (like Australorps). :o) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

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Hi! :frow Welcome! Knee deep is a good thing! How exciting that you hatched your own eggs. As Michael mentioned, feel free to ask questions. There are many useful forums and friendly knowledgeable folks. Best of luck! 

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

 

:jumpy:cd:welcome:cd:jumpy 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

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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What a great first hatch :jumpy Congratulations.    Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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:welcome

 

If you would like to connect with other members in WA, you can find them here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/717207/washingtonians-come-together-washington-peeps

Sometimes it's helpful to chat with others close by.

 

Congrats on your hatch and have fun with your flock!

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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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Hello frow.gif and welcome to BYC!
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:welcome

 

Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!

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God doesn't care about how they look, how "stupid" they may be, or if they make a tiny mistake.
And you shouldn't either.
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All creatures are made by God.
God doesn't care about how they look, how "stupid" they may be, or if they make a tiny mistake.
And you shouldn't either.
LOVE ALL GOD'S CREATURES

 

Please enjoy my photo albums - Peafowl, More Peafowl, and P.E.W. Guinea Pig - Snowball

 

Please visit the Peafowl section or visit peafowlimagedatabase.weebly.com for any questions regarding Peafowl!

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

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

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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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