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I am new to the chicken world, though I have read a lot and am so excited to start my backyard chicken coop. I will be building my brooder this week and purchasing chicks thereafter. I am wanting all input anyone has from feeding and raising and any/all issues that may arise. Thanks!!!

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! How exciting for you to be getting your chicken adventures underway big_smile.png
Our learning Center has some great articles please do pop by and check it out ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your new chicks.
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Here is a BYC Poultry Glossary and Index of Abbreviations Used on BYC : ​

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644847/byc-glossary-index-of-abbreviations-ideas-and-suggestions

 

Learn about BYC Badges here. You can click on the monthly awards to find nicknames of Educators. :

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/812597/byc-recognition-awards-educator-friend-spirit-greeter

 

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I am new to the chicken world, though I have read a lot and am so excited to start my backyard chicken coop. I will be building my brooder this week and purchasing chicks thereafter. I am wanting all input anyone has from feeding and raising and any/all issues that may arise. Thanks!!!


 

Welcome to BYC! You have certainly come to the right place. BYC is friendly, flame-free place, a massive endeavor. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world come here to learn about chicken keeping. (400,000+  last time I checked)To that end the domain is organized into topical Forums.  Each Forum has threads on many subjects pertinent to that topic.

   We are fortunate to have a very nimble search engine at BYC.

For instance, if you want to learn about feeding grit to chicks , you can :

1.come to the Raising Chicks Forum.

2.Then use the "search this forum" feature.

3.Click on "advanced search". When the window comes up, choose either "Posts" or "Threads" ,

then type in something like : grit for chicks :.

4. Depending on what you chose, a whole bunch of individual posts or discussions called "threads" will come up.   Then choose either "recency" or "relevance"  That will resort the posts or threads accordingly so you can see either the most recent or the most relevant ones first.

 

  There are a huge number of excellent advisors and helpers on BYC. The domain does have special "Badges" which members nominate members for who have shown talent in that area. They are Friend, Spirit and Greeter.

There is one other badge which only the staff can give out. It is Educator. This badge is only bestowed on people who have shown themselves to be extremely knowledgeable and capable in the poultry world. As a beginner I urge you to seek them out and ask them your questions. Don't be surprised if they refer you to a certain thread or discussion. The threads at BYC are chock full of quality info and many times the Educators will know just where to point you for a great answer to your question.

Best regards and enjoy your birds!

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 12/26/16 at 1:59pm

Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Awaiting my lovely Large Fowl White Chanteclers coming this Aug.

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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