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I'm new to BYC, and look forward to learning from the best. I'm just starting to get into backyard chickens, decided on Orpington, going to be small no more than 4. Any pointers would be appreciated!
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Welcome! And the Orpington breed is a great choice. They are docile, very good layers, and hardy. 

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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:welcome  You've come to the right place!  Lots of folks here with LOADS of experience!  My best advice is to spend time at the Learning Center and read, read, read!  That helped me tons!  

 

Have you already built your coop?  If you haven't, my next advice is to say BUILD BIGGER than you think you will ever need!  :thumbsup

"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 I'm glad you joined us!! Make sure you check out the learning center. Also, if you want more information on your breed, you can just type it in the search bar, and a whole bunch of results will pop up!

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:welcome

 

You've already been given some great tips (Learning Center, build bigger, Search feature) so I'll just say howdy, it's nice to have you here!

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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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Hi and welcome to our humble group of chicken addicts - great to have you join us. I wonder how long before your "four" becomes "more"?

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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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.
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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post #8 of 9

My advice would be don't order "straight run,"   usually ends up being mostly males.   If you want to be sure of gender, it's best to get pullets at point of lay, or  laying hens.  They cost more but, you won't be stuck will males you can't rehome (too many roosters glutting the market).

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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

 

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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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