Greeting!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Xanous, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Xanous

    Xanous New Egg

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    Just saying hi! We finally got our home out of town with 3 acres and are about to convert an old shed into a coop. Someone is giving us a old rooster today (not sure if this is a good idea) so I'm sure I'll have tons of questions soon!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Your new home and 3 acres sound wonderful :clap Great to hear you are able convert a shed into a coop. Have you checked out the learning Center? Lots of fab articles there that will really help you out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    The coop section also has some great ideas on coops ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    As for the roo, do you have a safe place to keep him until the coop is done? I would check to see if he is healthy before you take him. Does he look bright & alert? Clean eyes & beak? Do you have a plan for getting him some hens so that he's not lonely?

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new venture. Be sure to ask all the questions you need to, there really is a section in the forum for everything.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Yorkshire gave you some good tips on what to look for in a chicken. Never be afraid to say no if it does not look ideal. It could potentially save your flock in the future. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! @Yorkshire Coop gave you some wonderful advice of what to look for in a healthy chicken so I'll just say hello and enjoy BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on your new place out in the country.

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it would be best to get a young rooster later. There is a glut of roosters available some even show/breeding quality. It's a buyers market. Beware of folks trying to dump birds on you. Also cockerels are eager to breed at an earlier age than pullets. To save them from unwanted attention - I suggest the pullets be older than the male.
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     

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