Greetings from up a holler in Kentucky.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mariannepeeps, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Mariannepeeps

    Mariannepeeps New Egg

    Mar 22, 2017
    Hello! I'm a chicken newbie. Just bought 12 chicks a couple weeks ago from my local farm supply store. My chickies are in my kitchen right now til it warms up a bit outside. Love watching them grow and seeing changes almost daily. Very excited for my first eggs in a few months. I have 3 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Araucanas, and 3 Rhode Island Reds. I want to be as natural as possible in raising them. I have a moveable coop and some electric fencing to protect them from neighbors dogs and other predators. I hope to be able to move them around my large yard to let them free range as much as possible.
    Any suggestions are most welcomed!!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Mariannepeeps, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! News chicks are an exciting time!! Here are a few links that might help make your journey a smooth one. The Learning Center is packed full of great articles covering the entire range of the chicken keeping experience.
    And from the Learning Center since you are considering free ranging, here's a link to an article that discusses the risks/rewards involved in the practice:
    And if you'd like to talk to some of your poultry neighbors, find the KY thread in this link and say howdy:
    Best wishes to a successful chicken experience and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already, from redsoxs, so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!

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