A completely obsessed newb~

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angrypotato, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. angrypotato

    angrypotato Hatching

    Aug 28, 2016

    My name is Michaela but I also go by "Potato".

    I've been wanting to start raising chickens for awhile now and finally bit the bullet!

    I have 5 chicks(?) They are about 4 to 5 weeks old,(are they still considered chicks??) ((I have been calling them meep meeps)) and I know almost nothing! I have been reading and researching like mad to make sure I am doing things right, however I'm sure a lot of it just comes from experience? (i hope!)

    Anyways, I don't know how often I'll be posting, but I have found myself already doing a lot of browsing and I am very thankful for all the help so far! I would love any basic advice that anyone thinks would be helpful to a beginner that they remember having trouble with when they started out. :D

    So again, hello everyone! Me and my meep meeps (Potpie, Rosemary, Thyme, Dill, and Pickle) are standing by and thankful to have found a forum of friendly fellow chicken people.


  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Michaela and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Yep, your little ones are still considered chicks, but it matters not what you call 'em as long as peeps know how old they are. Experience is indeed the best teacher, but the more you read, the less likely you will be to make the more painful mistakes.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, Potato, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community. Best of luck to you and your flock! :weee
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
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    Glad you joined. Lots of things to learn, been on here for quite a while now, still learning!
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. What cute names you choose for your flock!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Michaela, I couldn't tell you what names I've been called but, I am potato shaped :(
  7. angrypotato

    angrypotato Hatching

    Aug 28, 2016
    Thanks for all the warm welcomes!

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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