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Hey y'all. My name is Karen. I grew up on a farm. We grew a lot of fruits and veggies, raised sheep, horses, pigs, cattle, chickens, rabbits, ducks, and of course had dogs and cats. I was in 4-H. I have always cooked, baked, crocheted, sewn, and all sorts of crafty things. The crafts have always been part of my life, but living in the suburbs, no sun in our yard, no room for a garden or chickens, and frankly our county just approved chicken keeping for those of us with less than 2 acres, I have gotten far away from my roots. Now I am aching to get back into it all. I want to start with chickens. I am looking forward to learning a lot about raising and keeping a flock. Hopefully in a few years Hubby and I will be retiring to our property and will have the space and time for all of the above! I am looking forward to learning all I can about chickens.

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Welcome to BYC and welcome back to the world of chicken keeping! We've got a lot of fantastically informative folks here who'll be able to help you on your new project. It's great to have you with us.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Hi and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. 

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
There are threads on subjects other than our feathered friends - baking, quilting etc etc, so feel free to visit those that may interest you and join in! 
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT
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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

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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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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 :welcome Glad you joined the site! Good luck with raising your own flock!

I am but a simple farmer.

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I am but a simple farmer.

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welcome-byc.gif from a fellow chicken keeper, crafty, knitting, and crocheting gal
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
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Welcome Back to Chickens.  The Learning Center would make a great refresher course, if you care to check it out.   Chicken roots go deep, so I'm sure it will come back to you.

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