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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by curliegirlie89, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. curliegirlie89

    curliegirlie89 New Egg

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    Hi,
    My husband, teenage daughter and I live in upstate SC and are brand new to this whole chicken thing. She wanted to try egg production for her FFA project. We purchased 4 Buff Orpingtons and 2 RIR (all hens) chicks that are about 5 days old. We have them in a brooder with a heat lamp and are working on where to place the coop. I'm looking forward to learning more about chickens and enjoying the fresh eggs.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] to BYC - great to have you join us.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us and congrats on getting your own flock.


    They grow so fast and will be ready to move out to a coop by the time they are 5-6 weeks old.

    Better get the coop site selected and start building very soon.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     

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