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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Exclus, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Exclus

    Exclus In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2016
    Hello all I'm new to the whole chicken thing but I'm looking forward to not buying eggs anymore.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Since you are new, I think the best use of your time will be perusing the "Learning Center," above. It will answer questions you don't even know you have yet.
  3. peta

    peta Hatching

    Mar 2, 2016
    but I have a problem with one chicken she has swollen eyes but no froth or discharge she seems sow in spirit and I have isolated her, she is eating, I have tried murine eye soother from my medicine cabint and she seems happier with that it must be giving some relief and she eats after I put it in her eyes. but it is not fixing the problem. Any one got any ideas
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - I'd suggest posting your question on the emergencies / disease / injuries and cures section - i am sure some with help you out.

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


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). 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
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 the run.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi @Exclus [​IMG]

    Do you have poultry now? If so, tell us about your birds (and pictures are always fun, if you'd like to share).

    It's nice to have you join us!

  8. Exclus

    Exclus In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2016
    Yes my son works at a local feed store and he brought home 6 chicks last night. We are goign to start building our coop this weekend. Pretty exciting...

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