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Hello,  My family and I are new chicken owners.  We just got our first 6 hens from my brother in law this past weekend.  I have them in a small coop in our porch until I can finish our back yard coop.  

My wife and I have 2 boys 11 and 9.  We are hoping they will enjoy this experience and be helpful raising the chicks. (Hmmm we'll see)

 

I stumbled across backyard chickens while trying to google info for our coop.  We moved to Alabama 5 months ago from Clearwater Florida petless. we now have a chocolate lab and 6 new chickens.  our time is usually spent at our boys sporting events.

 

I'm sure I will be bugging everyone for info.  So Thank you in advance.

 

Jason

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Hi Jason, :welcome

 

It sounds like if you stay in AL very long, you're going to have quite the petting zoo, lol. Raising chickens is a great hobby for the whole family, I hope your boys find it fun.

 

If you haven't already, check out the Learning Center for all sorts of helpful articles on raising poultry:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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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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Fell free to ask any questions you may have. I have a hunch your boys will enjoy chickens a lot, it's hard not too! Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined!

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Welcome to BYC, Jason. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on NorthFlChick; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots 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.    

Edited by Michael OShay - 12/1/15 at 1:42pm
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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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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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Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock  :celebrate

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:welcome Jason! Glad you joined us! What breed(s) do you have? Feel free to ask any questions you may have, we would be happy to help!

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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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

wife to a wonderful man..
cattle,horses,dogs,cats and chickens ...(three chicken houses and need more LOL)
sign in avatar "We don't rent pigs" quote from Lonesome Dove (one of the best westerns ever made IMO)

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wife to a wonderful man..
cattle,horses,dogs,cats and chickens ...(three chicken houses and need more LOL)
sign in avatar "We don't rent pigs" quote from Lonesome Dove (one of the best westerns ever made IMO)

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