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Hello,       I am recently retired and jumped into this chicken thing with both feet.  I have 35 peeps to arrive in two weeks - 7 breeds, 5 each.  That was the minimum shipment (5 of each) for winter shipment.  I am a clever guy, with lots of internet research, but no ACTUAL experience. I fully expect all the chicks to survive - well most of them anyway.  I will be looking to sell many of the juvenile before the city comes calling. Anyone in the Inland Empire who has an interest please let me know. The coop and the brooder could not have happen without the wonderful repository of information at BYC.

Will keep everyone apprised of my progress.

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:welcome   glad you have joined us.

 

If you haven't already done so, you should explore the learning center articles to help you get started.

 

That's quite a large number of chicks to start out with, and they do grow up quite quickly.  Pay attention to the amount of space they require.

 

And keep a close watch for pasty butts the first week of arrival, it is much more common than I would have expected.

 

 

Good luck with your new adventure.

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions. big_smile.png 

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions. big_smile.png 

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. 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.


Edited by Michael OShay - 1/22/16 at 8:21am
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Hi and welcome to BYC. You certainly don't do things by halves eh? Good for you I say smile.png

All the best

Ct
"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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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

 

You might like to 'meet' other members in CA. You can find your state thread here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

 

Good advice to watch for pasty butt and to check out the Learning Center.

 

Have fun!

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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