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(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
Just getting started.

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
None yet. Still designing & building the coop & runs.

(3) What breeds do you have?
Neighbor will gift me some mixed breeds, then I will add specific ones.

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
Another chick-friend.

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

Day dreaming. ūüėä
Art.
Wildflowers.
Reading.
History.
Watching cows drift by.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else.

We bought a 35-acre property and I'm turning it into a park.

Husband has brought home a dozen cats from the sawmills. I've bottle-raised them, sterilized them, and adopted a Great-Pyr to herd them.

After I learn how to care for chickens, I'll add some Guinea & Peafowl. The cats are well acquainted with the flocks next-door, so it's really more likely I'll have to keep an eye on our other rescue hound until she learns that she's to guard the chicks inside the fence and not run them out of the fence.
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Your 35 acres sounds fantastic big_smile.png Lots of room for lots of chickens!!
Have you checked out the learning centre? It has lots of great articles that will help you get you started with new chicken adventures. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
The coop section also has some great plans if you are still looking for ideas ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

Wishing you the very best of luck with your new ventures. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Welcome to Backyard chickens.   Dogs and cats generally do love fresh chicken, every chance they get.  Livestock guardian dogs generally grow up with the flock, herds, whatever you want them to guard and protect.    Otherwise they have to be  well supervised and trained.

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Thank you for the welcomes & the links.
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Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

 

Great to have you join us! Thirty-five acres is a lot of space...for some chickens!;)

 

Definitely check out those links left by Yorkshire Coop. If you're worried about your cat getting your chickens, be sure to keep either the chickens or the cat confined so that they cannot reach each other. Here's another helpful link too--regarding predators.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-predators-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock

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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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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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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. Gosh 35 acres! You must be very excited to have some much space in which to raise all sorts of animals - good for you!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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:welcome

 

Sounds like you have some real adventures coming your way, have fun!

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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 join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
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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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