A Big Newbie Hello From Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dndlyon, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. dndlyon

    dndlyon New Egg

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    Hi All,

    Totally new to the back yard farm scene, but quickly realized that you all have a huge amount of great information! I've answered some questions below and hope I can pick your brains until I know enough to help someone else out!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Completely new - hoping to get our first meat chickens in the next month to be followed by a few egg layers, maybe a breeding pair of turkeys...then maybe some goats (not all this year, of course!)

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    I hear chickens are a gateway animal, so I'm afraid (LOL). We don't have any right now, but hoping to soon.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Looking at Cornish X for our meat and Australorps for our eggs. Thinking eventually maybe Bourbon Reds or another Heritage breed when we're ready for our turkeys.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Lots of time wandering the internet. These are some of the best forums I've seen with some of the most varied information and people who don't flame each other on a regular basis for differences of opinion. Looks like a great community!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    When I'm not working, I'm gardening, brewing beer, and training dogs in obedience and agility.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, dndlyon, and [​IMG]! Great to have here you here! Meat birds are how I started to - they are a gateway critter! I haven't taken up goat herding yet! Black Australorps are great layers - I like mine! For your meat birds make sure you visit the forum below if you have questions or need info! Good luck and have fun!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Birdfeathers123

    Birdfeathers123 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. dndlyon

    dndlyon New Egg

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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome! I look forward to learning from all of you!

    Redsoxs, I spent so much time looking up how to keep chickens protected that I totally missed the board in your link! Thanks for showing me the forest for the trees!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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