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Hi! My daughter wanted to show poultry this year at our county fair so we have purchased a few chickens to show. We just got them today! We have done a lot of reading to prepare ourselves to raise these birds. We live on a farm in N.E. Iowa we raise cattle, crops, and raise quarter horses.
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:welcome and to the wonderful world of chickens!  The learning center is a very helpful place to start around here and can answer any questions that may come up!

 

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

 

How many and what type of chickens did you acquire?

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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Welcome to Backyard chickens.  How great that your daughter wants to get into showing chickens.  If you put your state in the search box  it will pop up and you can subscribe to it.  Local bycers may be able to guilde you to shows etc.   Would love to see photos of the birds you just received.

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. :o) X2 on Bridebeliever; 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.  
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Welcome! Hope that your chickens get acquainted with the blue ribbons. Fantastic!

Did you get them as chicks, or are they started?

In world of locked door, the man with the key is king... and, honey, you should see me in a crown.

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 Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
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In world of locked door, the man with the key is king... and, honey, you should see me in a crown.

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 Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
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Hi and welcome to BYC - i hope that you and your daughter enjoy being a member as well as showing your birds.

 

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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post #7 of 9

Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow 

 

 

 

 

I really enjoy reading about parents taking out the time to help their children in such endeavors so do not hesitate to ask BYC a question as yours are worthy :caf :thumbsup 

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:welcome

 

Good luck to your daughter with the chickens! I hope she enjoys raising and showing them. If you'd like to share some pictures, we'd like to see them.

 

Thanks for joining us!

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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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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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