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First time chicken owners. Have been researching by reading online to gain some background knowledge but was still hesitant to take the plunge. My wife noticed a coop and run for sale on an online garage sale post and we decided to go for it yesterday. I purchased four chicks at the feed store shortly after that. We have two Ameraucanas one a darker and the other lighter, along with two Brown Sex Link chicks. We are looking forward to experiencing the entire process with our young grandchildren. I am counting on the BYC to be agree at resource for information to help us navigate this adventure. Looking forward to taking advantage of all the knowledge and experience of this group. Thanks in advance.
Gordon
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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us! There are a few great articles on raising chicks and other aspects of chicken keeping in our Learning Center here that I think you'll enjoy:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

Enjoy the site!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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:welcome  Welcome and congratulations on getting your new flock.

 

You will enjoy them as much as your grandchildren will, it is a rewarding and fun adventure.

 

 

Enjoy the forums, feel free to post questions.

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #4 of 7

Start small and expand when you can.  Welcome to the flock! :frow

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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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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post #6 of 7

Hello Gordon, and welcome to our community. Don't worry, we will help you every step of the way - there are many helpful members who are only too happy to lend  a helping hand.

 

All the best with your new chicks

 

CT

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Nice to meet you Gordon, always great when kids get involved.

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