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Hi all. Thought I'd introduce myself. My husband and I bought a good piece of property last Summer and suddenly decided we had plenty of room for a small farm. Getting plants started wasn't hard. I'm a pretty experienced gardener. Chickens are the first animals and that is brand new to us. Both of my Grandparents raised plenty of farm animals so I have been around them. I have helped and I have learned, but I have never done it on my own. 

 

We finished building our coop and six Leghorns are waiting to go in. They're four weeks old and not full feathered yet, so I don't think they can go in yet. Research on that is divided. I thought it best to be on the safe side. 

 

Anyway. Hello! 

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You can be more optimistic than that  :gig  Backyard chickens is here!! Chicks can usually go out once they are fully feathered out - unless your weather is very cold.  I know a lot of folks seem to 'dump" them out earlier because they don't like them in the house but, I believe in erring on the side of caution.

 

The Learning Center can answer most questions.  The coop section  is a good  read and I like to recommend "Raising Backyard chickens," forum.

 

If you put your state name in the search box, it will come up.  You may find other Bycers living near you.  Also check out the predator threads..

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC. Hope you enjoy your chicken adventure!
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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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:welcome

 

Everyone was new to raising chickens at some point so you'll be fine!

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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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:welcome

 

Good luck in setting up your new farm! 

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Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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:welcome

 

Everyone was new to raising chickens at some point so you'll be fine!

Fortunately, I do have one Grandparent still with us who has good advice. They had a very large farm at one point. Five hundred and some acres with a whole slew of livestock. As she said once "We never had heat lamps and all this stuff and our animals were all healthy and happy. You'll be fine." 

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:welcome

 

Good luck in setting up your new farm! 

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"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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