BYC Newbie


In the Brooder
Nov 24, 2018
Princeton, NJ
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
I am new to raising chickens in the backyard.
(2) How many chickens do you have right now?

(3) What breeds do you have?

(4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
fresh eggs and fresh meat; getting rid of kitchen waste, fish guts and butchering leftovers ...

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, keeping sheep (not any more :( since we moved to our new place I had to get rid of my sheep)
(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
I once was a pastor and shepherd, now I am only a pastor. I like to train my dog and spent a lot of time outdoors.

(7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
through an internet search for chicken tractors.

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC

On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs -

There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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 -

This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 . You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

Best wishes

Pork Pie


Apr 6, 2016
SW France
Bonjour and welcome from France :frowGood on you for joining up before you start your flock - you'll find all the info and support you need for your new chicken journey!

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