First post, been lurking.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RiffRaff, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. RiffRaff

    RiffRaff New Egg

    Jul 22, 2015
    Hi everyone! My girlfriend and I got a couple chickens right before Christmas and have been learning A LOT ever since. We had no idea how much we didn't know.

    I spent a month or so turning the bottom half of the kid's playhouse into a coop before we got our girls. Hopefully I will get some coop and feeder pictures posted soon.

    We've been through cocci, introductions between the dog and birds, almost a total loss of 2.5 months of garden growth after the kids let the birds out one morning before we left for work and school. Yes our birds love swiss chard, cauliflower and broccoli. They REALLY like it in fact.

    Anyway, nice to have found this site and thanks for the informative posts. Hopefully I can contribute what I learn in time.
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Yep, chickens and veggie gardening are not good bed fellows unfortunately - actually chickens and monkeys make gardening a total waste of time where i live. Anyway, i hope that you enjoy being a member of BYC as much as the rest of us - we are a friendly bunch, so feel free to post any questions that you may have.

    All the best
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    There's always something new to learn when you deal with animals and chickens are no exception. I learned about chickens and gardening when mine wiped out an entire patch of kale in one afternoon. Little rascals. They do love a nice garden.

    Hope you're having fun and if we can be of any assistance, feel free to ask questions!
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC. :frow

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