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Hello everyone

I am new to raising chickens in New Jersey.  I work in NYin a very high pace, high stressed environment. I would say that I was so close to a mental breakdown when I walked into a farm store and saw a whole bunch of chicks and just decided I am getting chickens.  of course everyone definitely agreed I had in fact had a breakdown.  however my chickens now about 8weeks old have saved my life and brought me sanity. I have 10 chickens and can't wait every morning to let them out and get home early to spend time with them and put them to bed. But I do have alot of learning do so i am excited to join backyard chickens and learn so much and reward my chicks for helping me.  

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

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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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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! I'm so pleased to hear the chicks have brought so much joy to you!! They sure are great for healing minds. I find keeping chickens is great for the body and soul.
Have you checked out the learning centre? Lots of great articles that will help you tremendously. Here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Good luck for the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

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Originally Posted by Loosey View Post
 

Hello everyone

I am new to raising chickens in New Jersey.  I work in NYin a very high pace, high stressed environment. I would say that I was so close to a mental breakdown when I walked into a farm store and saw a whole bunch of chicks and just decided I am getting chickens.  of course everyone definitely agreed I had in fact had a breakdown.  however my chickens now about 8weeks old have saved my life and brought me sanity. I have 10 chickens and can't wait every morning to let them out and get home early to spend time with them and put them to bed. But I do have alot of learning do so i am excited to join backyard chickens and learn so much and reward my chicks for helping me.  

:welcome  Sounds like you are really enjoying your chickens.  Do you know what kind you have? 

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Thanks for the warm welcome.

I believe I have 2 Brahmas, 3 Barred Rocks, 3  Rhode Island Reds, and 2 Orpingtons. In the process of naming them, only one named Goldie. They are awesome, I am enjoying every moment with them.   I had bought 10 chicks thinking some would die as everyone always says chicks don't last they die quickly.  so I thought okay if I get 10 I will end up with 4 or 5.  Well so happy that they have all survived so far. 

 

thanks for the link I will take time out to learn my way around the website and take in all I can.

 

have a great weekend!!!

 

Loosey

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Hi Loosey and welcome to BYC. Seems like your chickens are just the tonic you needed - great stuff!

 

Best wishes

CT

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Pets are so therapeutic  and so much fun to interact with or just sit and watch their antics.    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.

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