Backyard Chicken Wannabe

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WaterGoat, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. WaterGoat

    WaterGoat Chirping

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm not really new yet...I've worked with chickens when I worked at a zoo in their barnyard area, which is where I fell in love with them, but I don't have any of my own yet....soon though!

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

    Sadly none, but I'm planning on getting 3-5 hens.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    See above. I'm really tempted to get some bantams...they're just so cute and pretty!

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?

    They're fun little critters, plus you get eggs!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I make pottery, draw, paint, sew/costume, knit, and have a lovely little veggie garden

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I'm a lab tech, married, and have a smart, sassy preschooler. My screen name is because I'm a capricorn, not because I have goats (which I would love to have, but don't have the property for)

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? upload_2019-1-10_15-43-3.png

    I've been lurking for a little while. I found out about BYC while looking up things about chicken ordinances and coop building, plus some chicken friends said you all were awesome. :)
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  2. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
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  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
    Welcome to BYC :frow
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  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined us! I hope that you will be able to find just the right chicken's that you are looking for! Good luck!
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  5. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

    Apr 24, 2018
    North Western Ohio
    Welcome to BYC! :ya:welcome
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    Chicken friend's rule!
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Coop Ideas:
    Chicken Coops

    BYC has an APP!
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  7. WindingRoad

    WindingRoad Songster

    Nov 21, 2018
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  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    The experience you gained working with the zoo chickens will come in handy when you have your own. Plus you have all of BYC to help you out if you have questions!
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Define your goals, plan, ask questions and you will be successful in establishing and maintaining your flock. Good luck.
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  10. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
    hithere.gif You're so lucky to have chicken friends in real life. Everyone I know thinks it's neat to have chickens in my backyard, but whenever I start talking about really interesting chickeny stuff, their eyes just glaze over.

    Best wishes starting your own flock soon!
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