Brand new! Where to start?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RedrobinChicken, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. RedrobinChicken

    RedrobinChicken Hatching

    Feb 7, 2017
    Moving to a new house with a large yard in Tell City Indiana area. Planning to build a starter coop & get some chicks. So much to learn but it is all very interesting to me. I'm sure I'll find lots of great info here.[​IMG] Where is the best source for baby chicks? How do I find out what breeds thrive in the area? Is there anyone on here from southern Indiana?
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under RedrobinChicken [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, living in Aus, I can not help you with the best source of chicks.

    However, I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here if you do not already have any:

    Finally, to find your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some great links from Teila to start you off, so I'll just say a big hello.

    Best wishes
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Great links to check out. If you aren't interested in a certain breed at first, there will soon be baby chicks in the feed stores. I suggest you ask..when..there will be some arriving. Go early to pick a few out. Before they are handled by so many others. There are usually signs saying, don't touch, but they do get handled when no one is around. :/
  5. Hi, and welcome to the BYC flock! @Teila has given you some good information, and i hope you have found the answers to your questions [​IMG]
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, RedrobinChicken, and [​IMG]! Please you joined our community! Looks like Teila gave you a bunch of great links to explore so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! This is the place to be to learn the ropes of chicken rearing! [​IMG]
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Make yourself at home here and always feel free to ask questions. In addition to the link you've already been given, you can use the Search box in the upper left corner to find lots of answers.

    Best of luck to you!
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Howdy, howdy, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you decided to join the community, please do make yourself at home here! I am sure you will enjoy it, and I hope you love it here as much as I have! :frow


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