Coastal carolina newby

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jaye gray, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. jaye gray

    jaye gray Out Of The Brooder

    New to all! Coops and chickens. Researching the heck out of every thing. In the the coop building phase, chicks to arrive next month at the local feed and seed. I have been wanting chickens for years but my husband was definately NOT inclined to pursue this interest, then out of the blue he decides that for Valetine's Day he is going to build me an Awesome coop and run (that is predator proof). And of course chicken to go in it. He has even gotten involved in researching breeds etc. WOW. So here I am on my first thread, ever! New all the way around. Hello to all of you, you have helped me already and I haven't even spoke w any of you, but poured over all the comment and recommendations on so.many topics. Thanks to you all, I don't feel quite as uninformed as I did.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! We were all new at this at some point. Once you hang out here a while you will learn all the ropes to keeping chickens. The chickens themselves will train you up quick too! [​IMG]

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry from building the coop, raising the chicks, keeping your flock happy healthy and safe from predators...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Here is a link from our learning center on raising your new babies for the first 60 days...https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    Enjoy this new journey you are on! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
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  3. jaye gray

    jaye gray Out Of The Brooder

    Well thaks for the welcome. I'm very excited and have read most of the learning centers topics more thsn once. Ive read c a few books last year as my son and my soon to be daughter, started their flock last year. Your link is about to be explored. Thanks
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What a lovely present for you from your husband for Valentine's Day!! Sounds like you are going to be very busy getting prepared for your chicks to arrive. I hope your coop building goes to plan and you get it finished for when yiur chicks arrive. Keeping chickens and especially raising chicks is such a rewarding experience as you watch them grow and develop with their own personalities!! They really do have differing traits that you can spot in them, all unique in how they are.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, enjoy your new adventure in chickens!
     
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  5. jaye gray

    jaye gray Out Of The Brooder

    Best gift ever, the manual Labor is the small part, the involvement is the big part of the gift!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Have you thought about which breeds you might want yet?
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have a breed preference?
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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