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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joannestein5, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. joannestein5

    joannestein5 In the Brooder

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    I have been thinking about getting chickens for a long time and we're finally living somewhere that I'm allowed to have them. I was thinking that I'd wait until next spring but a friend of mine asked me today if I wanted some chickens that one of her friends currently has. She can no longer keep them for some reason. I'm waiting to find out a little bit more about them, but I'm seriously thinking about it. Three chickens; 2 different breeds, and they're approx. 3 years old. I need to do more research on the breeds and looking after them, which is why I signed up on this site. I'm looking forward to checking out all the interesting stuff. Hoping to get the chickens here very soon.
     
  2. joannestein5

    joannestein5 In the Brooder

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    The skies the limit!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Oh yay! Glad you are considering chickens! Hope you can get them!

    Yes, be sure you understand fully what all is involved. Here is a great on things to consider before getting chickens.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/top-10-things-to-consider-before-buying-chickens

    Our learning center is another place full of helpful info.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/advice-for-first-time-chicken-owners
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

    Good luck and glad you joined!
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Mountain Peeps has given you some good links. Good luck with your soon to be new flock!
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join us. Mountain Peeps has provided you with some good links to help you get started. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your chickens.
     
  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    At 3 yrs. old their best laying days may be behind them. It's wise to inquire why they want to rehome them. Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I agree. But, your post sounds like you plan to investigate before accepting them. If you do get them, make sure you also look at issue of integrating new ones that you will probably want next spring. A lot of folks elect to start with pullets, but raising my 6 girls from 3 days old is and experience that I would not have missed.

    Good luck with your decisions. So glad you joined us.

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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!! We are just bursting at the seams with knowledge!

    Make yourself at home here and if you do have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     

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