Growing up with Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by haskell42, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. haskell42

    haskell42 In the Brooder

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    I grew up with chickens until I was 10 and we moved away from our farmhouse. After owning our first home, we decided it was time to start our own flock! We have had as many as 8 chickens and 3 ducks, but we've had a number of animal attacks, and also decided to dispatch some ourselves (male ducks mostly). It's been quite an adventure and this website has helped with so many questions I've had about building the coop, chicken diseases (already dealt with vent gleet & fly strike), and just a feeling of general camaraderie!
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC @haskell42 ! :woot Thank you for joining us!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Great that you could join us all here! It sure does sound like you have an adventure so far! Good to hear you have found BYC helpful along the way.

    Enjoy your time here :frow
     
  4. Hello_there

    Hello_there Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40, 18 clear, 3 quit, 19 babies!

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!

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  6. Melky

    Melky Crowing

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  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    Glad to hear BYC has already been helpful to you. Best of luck with all your poultry!

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  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Howdy and welcome to our FUNomenal community! :frow
    Make yourself at home here at BYC. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
     
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  10. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: There are usually methods on keeping animals away from your chickens if you know what predators are getting them. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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