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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by djpdb, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. djpdb

    djpdb New Egg

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    I live in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities in MN. I am new to chickens, and not sure how many we are getting... I was gifted 8 layers by my sister in-law for Christmas, they were ordered from Ideal Poultry. All I know is we'll get the 8 pullets and up to 17 (broiler) roosters. I have a large dog crate set up for a brooder, since MN is awfully cold, and the birds are coming next week, we will keep them in our basement workshop. Are their any tips anyone want's to share? Thanks in advance, I feel like I have a good grasp of how to raise these ladies, but advice is always welcomed.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You might want to check out our learning center here on BYC for lots of tips and hints on raising your new babies, building the coop, feeding and keeping them healthy...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Head for the thread "Raising baby chicks,"
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckRaiser

    DuckRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm happy for you to join our flock! All we ever want to tell you is balk! [​IMG]
     
  8. DuckRaiser

    DuckRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roses are red, violets are blue, but no one else is as awesome as you! Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
     
  9. DuckRaiser

    DuckRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you join this we'll always be glad but bullying really makes us sad...So before you join make sure it's right and remember to never be too uptight. We love you all, we love you each, and chickens is the things we will most likely teach...[​IMG]
     

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