Brand new to chickens

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

  1. Ann F

    Ann F Just Hatched

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Monkey Business Premium Member

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    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

    CT
     
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  5. MPio13

    MPio13 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Just Hatched

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    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 Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much for the advice!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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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