greetings from WV (the state-lol)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by teamskidmore987, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. teamskidmore987

    teamskidmore987 Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2014
    well, here we go.
    we've been wanting chickens for a while now, and have been reading and researching like lunatics for about 1 1/2. we have zero experience with raising chickens but are hoping for the best.
    we are picking up the materials for the coop this week and are taking a peter pan approach to the rest. we plan on closing our eyes, thinking happy thoughts, and jumping right in. I hope we don't fall on our faces.
    any and all advice is appreciated and accepted. thank you all. (in advance)
    matthew and amber
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    The learning center is a great place to start. Lots of good reads on all aspects of keeping poultry from building the coop, raising your new babies, feeding and keeping them healthy...

    Great to have you aboard and good luck with your new chicken adventure!!
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  3. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  5. blondeless1

    blondeless1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2012
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Matthew and Amber, welcome to BYC, and good luck.
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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Well to be honest with ya the best way to become experts is to get some chicks of full grown chickens [​IMG]

    But first you need a coop and a very secure one if you intend to keep them [​IMG]

    Make sure there is plenty of roosting area, good feed and plenty of it.... [​IMG]

    Clean water every day [​IMG]

    our newest additions [​IMG]

    Bob & Aflack snoozing in the noon sun [​IMG]

    Feeding time at the zoo [​IMG]


    Once the chicks go out side you need to keep them in a enclosed area or contained [​IMG]

    See it's easy just need to cage everything [​IMG]

    If you have any questions or concerns just ask and someone will answer you sooner or later [​IMG]

    BYC has a really nice learning center and it's free [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
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  10. teamskidmore987

    teamskidmore987 Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2014
    Thanks so much. We have a coop and run almost ready. We are finishing up our checklist of things needed for while they're inside making sure everything is set up and ready. Hoping to pick up our chicks later this week or at the beginning of next week.
    We would also like to get a duckling, is there any reason we can't raise them together? Should they be separated or can they stay together if we buy them together? :/

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