Chicken Life Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Beeanne03, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Beeanne03

    Beeanne03 In the Brooder

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    Hello there! I am new to the "chicken life" and so excited to begin this journey!! I am a Mom to two girls, Emma 6 and Zoe 3. I am excited to be able to share the responsibilities of raising our flock with the girls. I am open to any and ALL information, tips, tricks, "must haves" etc. etc., that anyone is willing to share with me. I am in the market for a coop that can accommodate up to 10 hens and I am also look for the hens themselves!!
     
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  2. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    I have an eight-year-old daughter who loves the chickens. It's such a great project to do with your kids -- teaches them (and us) so much and is so rewarding!

    Welcome to BYC! Glad to have you here!
     
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I think that most members would advocate having a coop built, rather than going for a commercial prefab affair.

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Raising poultry is a great hobby for the entire family, it will be a lot of fun for all of you.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  7. techbsmith

    techbsmith Chicken Hoarder

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    Howdy and welcome! As some will post, the commercial pre-fab coops are ok starters, but don't expect them to last very long. If you have anyone in your area that can do a custom built one for you, it's worth the extra money and a much better value.

    You'll be addicted in no time - chickens are awesome :)
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Beeanne03 :frow Welcome! Very exciting! :clap

    A couple of good articles that might be of assistance:
    Pickin a Chicken
    How Much Room Do Chickens Need

    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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two in particular may be of interest to you at this stage:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    You might check out the "coops section," for ideas, styles , to suit your needs.
     
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