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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ann F, May 29, 2017.

  1. Ann F

    Ann F In the Brooder

    May 29, 2017
    Hello everyone, so glad I found you. The information here is amazing, albeit a bit overwhelming. I am brand new to this, so I have been reading and searching as much as I can. Hope to get to know everyone better soon.

  2. Symboline

    Symboline Chirping

    Oct 24, 2011
    Hi Ann! This is an awesome place to get all kinds of great information for chickens...
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC, so glad you've joined us! It can be bit overwhelming if you try to read and learn everything all at once - so take it a bit at a time. Where are you at in your chicken adventure -- just thinking about it, got chicks but need to build a coop, have the coop built but have questions about chickens, etc -- sometimes it helps to pinpoint an immediate question/need for knowledge as a starting point and then following the path to each successive question/stage/etc.
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC.
    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ 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.

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

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

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  5. MPio13

    MPio13 Chirping

    May 18, 2017
    Welcome! I'm new to chickens too! Learning ALOT as I go, but that's the fun! What kind are you raising and how many?
  6. Ann F

    Ann F In the Brooder

    May 29, 2017
    Right now, I have 5 12 week old Rhode Island Reds. We have a coop, inside a dog pen, with a roof, as we have many predators in the woods. The day we put up the pen, the chickens weren't even out there yet, we saw a large Fisher nosing around! So my girls are still inside until I am positive it is like Fort Knox!
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  7. Ann F

    Ann F In the Brooder

    May 29, 2017
    Thank you so much for the advice!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. You may want to check out the predator threads for more information etc. on safeguarding your flock. Sadly everything loves to eat chickens.
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