Another new owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by butterknot, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:22 AM.

  1. butterknot

    butterknot In the Brooder

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    Hi all,

    New chicken owner. Got 4 adult golden comets on July 4th. Recently bought a house with a few wooded acres that came with an established coop with an 18' x 23' run. The previous owners asked if we wanted their 10-12 chickens, but we declined... being first time homeowners and first time chicken parents felt like a little too much to tackle at once. :) I doubled the run a couple weeks ago to 18' x 40', installing a gate between the two halves for access control. (The old section is safeguarded from hawks - the new section isn't yet.)

    Anyway... as a new owner, I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site. It's an amazing resource!
    :wee
    Cheers
     
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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Free Ranging

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new flock.

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archives

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/website-announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3/?prefix_id=3

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Enabler

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow
    Glad to have you among us! :love
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    :welcome:yesss:
     
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager 7 Years

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    It is great to have you here!

    You will fit right in! You have already made a huge run for 4 hens....so you will need more chickens to fill it up! We are here to help you with that!

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  7. butterknot

    butterknot In the Brooder

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    Haha - that comic made me laugh... so true. :gig
     
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  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie ---CMS--- (Chicken Math Syndrome) Premium Member

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  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!


    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    Coop Ideas:
    Chicken Coops

    BYC has an APP
     
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  10. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
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