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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by callahanbullock, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. callahanbullock

    callahanbullock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm joining this community as I'm about to start raising my own chickens for eggs! I'm moving to a house which has an already built coop, so I'm putting it to use. I wanted to join because I'm compiling some information to refer to as I begin this adventure. Just know that while I have been doing research, I have no real-life experience yet and definitely have a lot to learn.

    A little about me: I'm 20 years old, born and raised in Western Washington. Not right in the Seattle area but very close. I go to college, studying to become a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. I currently have 2 indoor cats (they will NOT be around any future chickens!).

    I have a yard for the first time since I was a young child, and I'm really eager to begin this process. I'll need to build a designated fenced in area for my chickens, as my yard is not totally fenced and I'm not really interested in allowing the chickens to rip up my entire yard anyway. I will be working with my city's rules when it comes to keeping chickens so I'll only be having three egg layers.

    Anyway, I look forward to meeting some of you more experienced owners, hopefully some of you can grace me with some tips and advice. [​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    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
    CT
     
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    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. :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

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