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Hello!

 

New to site and new to backyard chicken raising :)  I am a native New York City gal transplanted to rural Virginia thanks to my husband.  We purchased a home in the "country" with a little over 5 acres. Previous home to a horse breeder so we have riding rings and a huge 25 stall barn which was converted to a garage by the previous owner.  Attached to the now garage is a chicken coop. so having 2 sons, my husband would like to introduce some "country life" by owning a few chickens.  We are in the process of cleaning out the coop and sprucing up the hen house.  I am excited but terrified since I don't have ANY experience raising chickens.

 

Any good start up pointers?

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be getting your chicken adventures started woot.gif Our learning Center is a fab place to start ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
Lots of super articles there that will really help you get your new chicken started.

Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Be sure to ask is any question that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Greetings from Kansas, Mika, and :welcome!  It's great to have you in our community!  Good luck to you on your poultry adventure!!  :weee

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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G’Day from down under mika5456 :frow  Welcome!

 

I hope you enjoy being a BYC member.  There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. 

 

You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

 

If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place.  BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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:welcome

 

In addition to the great links you've already been given, use the Search box (upper left, under the logo) to find information...there's a ton of info here.

 

Have fun with the upcoming chicks!

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here!

Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

- Joshua 1:9

 

And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. The greatest of these is Love.

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

With God all things are possible.

- Matthew 19:26

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Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

- Joshua 1:9

 

And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. The greatest of these is Love.

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

 

With God all things are possible.

- Matthew 19:26

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Hello, and welcome to BYC! I am quite glad you joined us, please make yourself at home, I think you are going to like it here! frow.gif

~Cuz
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~Rougue 1
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''I am one with the force and the force is with me''
~Rougue 1
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Welcome to BYC!:welcome

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