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I am new here to Back Yard Chickens, and new to raising chickens!  We received 2 Buff Orpington chicks as an Easter gift to our 2 boys (4ys and 6yrs old)!  We have since added 3 more for a total of 5 chicks (all Buff Orpingtons...the only breed the feed store still had in stock, and from what I read on BYC they seem to be a good breed to start with).  When I was young (elementary years) we had a few chickens and ducks, however I didn't have any experience with anything other than helping feed them. We just moved to our property to start our small farm, and the chickens are a welcomed addition.  Thanks in advance to all the experienced chicken handlers out there for the wisdom you've shared.  I am sure I will have a lot of questions!

 

Thanks again, and I'm excited to be a part of BYC!

 

-CoachJB54

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Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on your new flock! These links may be helpful at the moment:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-raise-baby-chicks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

 

You'll find lots of info  in the Learning Centre - 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. 

 

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#post_3239224

 

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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Hi I'm very new to chickens and to this page.. My name is Amanda :-) hello everyone
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Greetings from Kansas and :welcome!  happy you joined our flock!  CTKen gave you some great links so I will just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!  :woot

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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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Thanks CT!  I joined my state thread (FL), and am going to dive into the links you've recommended.  Excited to be a part of BYC.  Thansk again!

 

-JB

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Thanks CT!  I joined my state thread (FL), and am going to dive into the links you've recommended.  Excited to be a part of BYC.  Thansk again!

 

-JB

 

You are most welcome :thumbsup 

"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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G’Day from down under CoachJB54 :frow Welcome!

 

As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

 

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. 

 

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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Welcome!

:welcome

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Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens:cd

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Thanks for all the welcomes!

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