A Special "Thank you" to BYC and everyone on it!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tinalibnania, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. tinalibnania

    tinalibnania Chirping

    Sep 29, 2011
    I have learned everything about chicken raising and producing a happy healthy flock and gorgeous yummy eggs from everyone here!!!

    I started knowing absolutely nothing about chickens, breeds, coops, predators, egg production etc. I ordered day old chicks, straight run from a hatchery. Luckily I ended up with all females and only 1 Roo. Starting from correct ways to rear healthy chicks, build a predator safe ( of which I have dispatched several raccoons and possums and kept away the neighborhood Hawk) and comfortable coop, proper food and interacting tips to finally producing top quality eggs on a daily basis including at least one double yolker a day [​IMG]. I have not lost 1 chicken yet or encountered any illness, knock on wood, and have really enjoyed this experience more than I could have possibly imagined. I now enjoy sharing eggs with my neighbors here in Detroit, watching kids who have never seen a live chicken learn from my little flock and look forward to hatching eggs in the future as well! And did I mention the eggs!!!!! My flock is a joy to me, we will soon be setting up chicken t.v.....Thank you everyone for this experience and the knowledge I have gained from all of you and thank you BYC!!!!
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Everything IMPORTANT I've learned about chickens has been from BYC, so I totally agree with you. I have BYC to thank for success of my flock; I know the birds would have had much less rich and probably much less healthy lives if I hadn't encountered BYC. Books and magazines are nice for diagrams, and they give incubation durations and suchlike, but it's my virtual friends on BYC who have assisted me the most.
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I'm with both of you--about 1 1/2 yrs ago I googled chickens & BYC came up! Been hooked ever since, though I dont seem to get on here as much...too busy enjoying the little cluckers [​IMG]
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    +2 on that!! My ladies are also about 1 1/2 years old. I'm so grateful I found BYC, and learned everything here from building the coop to handling fresh eggs!!

    Another thanks to all on BYC!!
  5. Kittyf

    Kittyf Songster

    Me too! I have learned so much about chickens here - and who would have thought i would ever have chickens of all things! And love having them so much! Many thanks to all on BYC for everything!
  6. KBlue

    KBlue Songster

    Apr 21, 2011
    Katy, TX

    *group hug*

    one (really) big happy family!
  7. Campesina

    Campesina Songster

    Aug 24, 2011
    X 2 Thanks ya'll!! God Bless.

  8. Absolutely! I was thinking yesterday on the way to the coop, "Isn't it great to have a place to go where everyone understands this love of chickens?!"

    In some circles it's a bit wacko but at BYC you can gush about yer birds!!
  9. tinalibnania

    tinalibnania Chirping

    Sep 29, 2011
    It's funny, even when I do a google search for a really obscure chicken subject 99% of the time it directs me back here......that says alot about BYC! I went today and gave eggs to all my neighbors and they were just thrilled....I love my gurls and their beautiful eggs!
  10. tinalibnania

    tinalibnania Chirping

    Sep 29, 2011


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