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Hello all,

 

I work at an urban farm in California where one of my duties is to be the caretaker to 13 chickens. I started off being afraid to pick them up but now, I'm more confident. I feel like I've got the very basics down and I'm eager to gain more knowledge. I especially want to learn how to keep my chickens healthy--how to prevent illnesses and diseased.

 

I've been a lurker for a while. I've been looking for ideas for DIY feeders. I found one and now I just have to build it.

 

I appreciate that this website exists because it's my goto resource for anything chicken related :)

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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. So glad you decided to make it official. frow.gif
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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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Hi and :welcome - great to have you onboard. I'm glad that BYC has been useful to you in the past and i hope that now you are member you will enjoy and learn even more.

 

all the best

CT

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Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock  :frow

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Welcome to backyard chickens! Tell us more about your farm! I am from california too! I hope I can come visit maybe if u sell hen chicks!?! Hmm
Edited by yellowblack - 3/30/16 at 9:15pm
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! :D

 

Yellowback, we're located in the Bay Area and we're a one-acre farm that grows seasonal veggies which we sell to local restaurants and to the public. We also sell eggs! But no chicks. We don't have any other animals on the farm. We're a young non profit but we're growing so who knows what the future holds for the farm.

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:welcome

 

Good luck with your flock and garden!

 

You might like to check out the BYC sister site on gardening:

http://www.theeasygarden.com/

 

Thanks for joining us!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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

 

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