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I've recently taken up gardening and am totally new to keeping chickens. I have to get a coop and get that set up and build an enclosure first before I get chickens. I met someone who has experience with caring for and raising chicks who recommended this website. I plan to start with 2-3 chickens. My goal is to have fresh eggs everyday.

 

I just recently retired from education and social work, so I have a lot more time to work on new hobbies like gardening, raising chickens, and yoga in addition to past hobbies like needlework/sewing projects, reading and travel. I still need to work part-time to have enough money for all these projects and hobbies!

 

I have a cat, Gretchen, and a dog, Mija. I have two grown sons, one lives here in Austin and the other one is in Virginia. I love the music and dancing we have here in Austin!

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! I'm sure you will really enjoy your new chicken adventures. They sure are lots of fun and you can't beat the fresh eggs. The learning centre has some fabulous articles that will really help you keep your new birds happy, safe and healthy. Here is the link if you have not already popped by ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Wishing you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions. Everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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:frow  Welcome to BYC.  Think about getting a coop big enough for more than 2-3 chickens to save you a lot of work later when you add to your flock.  Space recommended is 4 sf per chicken in coop (floor space) and 10 sf per chicken in the run.

 

Sounds like you have some nice hobbies.

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:welcome Good luck with the flock you are going to get! Check out some of the threads in these forums for the other hobbies that interest you. http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/41/hobbies   http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16176/gardening

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Hi and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us. 

 

I wish you all the best with your new chicken adventure, and rest assured, BYC will help you out should you need it.

 

Best wishes

CT

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Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.  I think you would enjoy subscribing to your state thread.  Just put Texas in the search box and it will box up.

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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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