Finally got our chicken hobby going!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peeperscreepers, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Peeperscreepers

    Peeperscreepers Songster

    Apr 3, 2018
    Peidmont-ish NC, us
    Hello all,
    I was doing some reading on our new found chicken hobby and Google directed me here to the experts. I found a bunch of GREAT info and decided our chickens definitely needed this site in our life. Haha.
    My husband and I have been wanting chickens for quite some time. We live in the Piedmont area of NC so we don't have alot of hatcheries around not that I could find anyways and really I didn't know where to go to get started then I went into tsc and low and behold they were having chick days so I took the plunge and got 4 RIR 3 mixed bantam, 3 Wyandotte, and a couple other layers I forgot the name currently and after getting those home I caught the chicken bug. I needed more. Haha. I struggled through 2 pasty butts with your help here and managed to keep them all alive so far (a little over a week) So I then decided to order a few (15) from cackle coming April 7th. I hope I made a good choice going with cackle. The main deciding factor was the shipping limit was 10 less than other hatcheries. So off went my husband to build a coop with a leftover dog run. It isn't finished yet but so far so good. I think my next venture will be goats and beekeeping but that's aways away. Still have learning to do with chickens. Anyways I wanted to pop in and introduce myself. And thanks in advance for your knowledge, help, and answering all my stupid questions.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
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  4. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    We're so glad you joined us :woot
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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frow Hello and welcome to BYC! I'm glad you are already finding the site useful! It definitely sounds like you've caught the bug :gig Ask away, no question is stupid and everybody is friendly and pleased to help. Best wishes :thumbsup
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  7. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congrats on your expanded flock! Better get that coop done asap...those little chicks don't stay little very long (and take lots of pictures).

    Here's a link to your state thread if you'd like to chat with other members in NC:
    North Carolina

    Thanks for joining us!
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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Peeperscreepers :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. While not specific to your situation, these two on integration may be of assistance:
    Topic of the Week - Integrating Chicks into an Adult Flock
    Topic of the Week - Adding New Chickens to the Flock

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, 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 ;)

    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.

    You may also be interested in these links:
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  9. kklowell

    kklowell Songster

    Mar 2, 2018
    Bridgton, Maine
    Welcome. I'm pretty new here too but I've been here long enough to tell you that you've come to the right place.
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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