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Getting my flock on Sunday!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lori Hageman, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Lori Hageman

    Lori Hageman Just Hatched

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    Good Afternoon!

    I was raised on a farm but moved to California after school. Now that the kids are gone, my husband and I purchased a few acres and starting our flock. I hope I'm not too crazy but ordered 12 chicks. I figured I'll just get them all at once and add a couple each Spring.

    Looking forward to reading up and getting reacquainted with hens!

    Lori
     
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  2. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! On our third of an acre we figure 12 is our max, started with eight, now have ten ... careful your chicken math doesn't get away from you and you end up with 40 or 50 :D WELCOME!!!
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your impending flock.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC -- I am so glad you've joined us! What an exciting time, starting out with your first flock - hopefully the next couple of days pass quickly for you.
     
  5. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    :woot:woot Good times ahead! :welcome

    Just please dont make the mistake of buying a pre-built coop with a claim that 12 chickens will fit in it. You'll likely, at best, get half in as they claim. Best if you can build your own. Have fun! ✌
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. It's a good idea to buy your chicks at one time. Chicks/breeds that grow up together usually get along well. What breeds do you plan to get?
     
  7. vachick15

    vachick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome
     

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