BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Excited to get chickening!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Excited to get chickening!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi there! We bought a house this past summer and it has a large coop and run in the backyard. We've always wanted chickens and we are doing it this year! We have three kids, so everyone at our house is excited. Our youngest is 2, so I know we will have some challenges, but very excited!

 

Finding lots of helpful info here!

 

-evan

post #2 of 6


Hi Evan and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Theres lots of info in the Learning Centre so do check that out. You may also wish to join your state thread (just search for your state) so you can meet other BYC members in your area.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
Nairobi, Kenya
Reply
post #3 of 6

Nice to meet you Evan, Welcome to Backyard chickens.   Is the coop in good condition?  Has it been used recently?   If so you would want to give it a very thorough  cleaning, and precautionary spraying for lice /mites  & letting it dry and thoroughly air out, before putting new birds in there.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #4 of 6

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

Reply

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

Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drumstick diva View Post
 

Nice to meet you Evan, Welcome to Backyard chickens.   Is the coop in good condition?  Has it been used recently?   If so you would want to give it a very thorough  cleaning, and precautionary spraying for lice /mites  & letting it dry and thoroughly air out, before putting new birds in there.

 

The coop was in use less than a year ago. Previous home owners kept 8 hens. I posted a video tour of the coop and run.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084506/looking-for-feedback-on-coop-and-run-video#post_16620039

 

Would love your thoughts on what I need to do to get it up to snuff. Also, can you point me to info about spraying for lice and mites? Sounds important :)

post #6 of 6

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

Reply

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

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Member Introductions
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › New Member Introductions › Excited to get chickening!