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Hello...and thank you for letting me join this wonderful group.  When I was young; my family had chickens and geese...and I loved being around them and caring for them.  I recently moved in with my "swain" and he got me a hatching coop and built a small pen to hatch eggs and raise "peeps!!!!"  I am just thrilled!

 

Carl wants to start with about 30 chickens...he was born and raised in a farming family...and I can't wait to experience the wonder!  We are looking for docile, calm chickens and roosters... cochin, (because they are broody), barred rock, dominique,ORPINGTON 

and Wyandotte.

 

We have a large garden...and I am excited to see if I can get the chickens to forage in parts of the garden.  In reading many sites, including Reddit, I came across this site.

 

I am a special education teacher in an inner-city school district...my swain is the director of an aerospace manufacturing plant...we have 5 sons all together, with 3 grandchildren...the boys all hunt, so we have 3 labs, and a very spoiled kitten.

 

Thank you again for allowing us to join!

 

 

(1)  Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

(2)  How many chickens do you have right now?

(3)  What breeds do you have?

(4)  How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

(6)  Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. :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 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.

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Welcome to BYC.   You may also like to post on your state thread.  It's  possible you could discover you have -by  chicken folks, who would be glad to mentor you.

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post #4 of 8

:welcome

 

I don't think you'll have any problem getting the chickens to forage in your garden...you may have to fence it to keep them out, lol. Our girl's totally cleaned up last year's old garden down to the bare dirt. All that scratching around is good for the soil and so is their fertilizer...I'm hoping for the best garden yet after all the work the chickens put into it!

 

You've selected a nice variety of birds, I hope you enjoy them. Good luck to you & thanks for joining 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!

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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

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Thank you so much

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Thank you so much


You're welcome.

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