Glad to join - Manchester, CT!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dsstewart, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. dsstewart

    dsstewart New Egg

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    Hello all!

    Glad to have found this place. My next door neighbors are moving and are not taking their four 1-year-old chickens so we're grabbing them in 2 weeks, coop and all!

    The town just changed it's ordinances a month or so ago so that I can have up to 12 chickens. Starting off with the 4 and looking to slowly expand up to 8, maybe up to the 12.

    Learning lots before we get them. Already planned out a larger enclosure so they can have more access to the yard than they do with the existing set up. Looking forward to learning a lot more.


    D. S. Stewart
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  3. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    How egg-citing!! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of helpful tips and hints on keeping your new flock...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    If you have any questions along the way before or after you get them, feel free to ask around the forums. Welcome to our flock!
     
  4. dsstewart

    dsstewart New Egg

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    I have visited that area! I've been looking at several sites to get ready for our adoptees. I think we've got most of the info to start out, but I know there's lots to learn to a healthy, productive flock. Our biggest concern is to get them in the yard and comfortable, especially since we have a dog (terrier-mix). He'll be fine after a few days since he gets over his excitement of new things fairly quickly, and he's already been introduced to them through the fence. We're looking at building a new coop that can handle up to 12 chickens in the fall and looking at how to introduce new chickens to the flock. I think we'll be buying already grown hens from a local farmer for the first year. I don't think I want to deal with the learning curve in my first year.

    D. S. Stewart
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Once you have the chickens home - I think you'll be surprised how fast you will end up with 12. That's called Chicken addiction and resistance is futile.
     
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  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice to meet you!

    Awesome that you can have 12 chickens! Like drumstick diva said, I'm sure you'll have no problem accumulating them!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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