Getting Ready to Go!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Meenermax, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Meenermax

    Meenermax Just Hatched

    Mar 11, 2017
    Hi! I am new to the forum and new to chickens. We haven't purchased chicks, as of yet. We are still educating ourselves! We have a small 3 acre property that has an old coop, but I am looking into what we would need to do to make it habitable again, or making a new coop.
    We are looking for eggs and most birds, and will probably *hopefully* expand into turkeys.
    We live in BC Canada, in the Thompson Nicola region,just on the outer fringes of the desert. So, hot dry summers, and cold snowy winters.
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! You are being very wise to educate yourself before jumping into chickens! Even though they are very easy, there is always a learning curve in your first year! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Or you can just hop over to the Learning Center:

    Its packed with great info on raising chicks, coops, etc. I hope you enjoy BYC and find it very helpful! Best wishes! [​IMG]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Meenermax, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Good luck to you and your flock!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. You can check out the Coops section for inspiration as to how to pimp up your existing coop.

    Best wishes
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think you will also enjoy "Canadians, check in here." thread - you may find BYCERS living near you.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck with all your plans!
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Meenermax [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best and also your flock when they arrive.

    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.

    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 [​IMG]
  8. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you post a picture of your "old" coop?
    BYC members may be able to help point you in the right direction...fixable or start a new
  9. Meenermax

    Meenermax Just Hatched

    Mar 11, 2017

    Good idea. Once the weather perks up, I will! [​IMG]
  10. LandersLittles

    LandersLittles Just Hatched

    Mar 10, 2017
    Hello Everyone! My family and I are new to chickens and working on a suburban homestead! I've been an active gardener and canner for years, and now that we've moved into our new home with a much bigger yard, we've stepped it up a notch and purchased 6 chicks from a local feed store! HOLY COW! We have a small coop for right now while the chicks grow (they are inside right now, with outdoor time when we have nice days!) and next weekend my hubby and I will be finishing the coop addition and run area (pictures to come!) My husband now calls me the Chicken Whisperer, and truth be told, I've fallen in love completely with all the little fur balls.

    Meet my girls!
    Sookie: EE hatched 3/8/17 (LOOK AT THAT FACE!)
    Sprinkes:(front) Speckled Sussex, hatched approx. 3/1/17
    Sarah Sue: (middle) Sicilian Buttercup, hatched approx. 3/1/17- She is the sassiest of the bunch and the clear queen of the herd. Ha!
    Mother Clucker: (back) Amber White, hatched approx. 3/1/17
    Princess Leia-Egg: (side shot) Amber White, hatched approx. 3/1/17

    Outdoor time yesterday! And the back of one of my boston terriers heads... lol

    Sprinkles and Princess Leia-Egg again!

    Voncile: EE, hatched 3/8/17
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017

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