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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wilson1967, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. wilson1967

    wilson1967 New Egg

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    Hello new from Southern Illinois just getting started still learning and trying to decide what chickens I will start with come this Spring I really think I may just start with 15 to 20 Easter Eggers hope to learn a lot from this site!!
     
  2. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. All your questions will be answered here!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    You should visit the Learning Center, there are so many articles there to help you get started.

    When I got my small flock I had also wanted EE's but didn't get them and have no personal experience with them. But would advise that should you let them range, build the fence tall - have witnessed how high those gals can fly.

    Good luck in your planning, you are in for a wonderful adventure.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and a big welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. You have exciting times ahead for sure!

    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. You can always build a run with a top, to keep wanderers safely at home. The coops section and the predator threads will be a good fountain of knowledge before you get your birds in the spring. You may also want to join the "Illinois state thread."
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on sunflour; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. 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.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. Justso

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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