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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DeutschHühner, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. DeutschHühner

    DeutschHühner In the Brooder

    Dec 7, 2017
    Saarland, Germany
    I am an American living in Germany with my Italian/German husband and his parents. We are the proud guardians of nine Sussex chickens who are just over 6 weeks old today. First, I would like to say what a wealth of information we have gained from reading your questions and posts! Thank you all!
    We started this process way back in April but have only recently reached the point to actually get our flock started. We took some of your advice and made some of our own calls, too. We've made some mistakes and had to backtrack and regroup a couple of times but whatever we did, it seems to be working. We picked them up when they were two days old and the young ladies; Laverne, Shirley, Loosey, Ethyl, Vera, Flo, Loretta, Dolly and Cha-Cha; all seem to be thriving. The people we got them from dropped off some vaccine for us the other day and remarked on how much bigger they are than the ones they kept.
    I look forward to looking to you folks for your continuing advice, suggestions, experiences, etc. Have a safe and happy Holiday season!
    penny1960, Teila, PennyM and 8 others like this.
  2. blackdust951

    blackdust951 Ostrich egg

    Jul 24, 2017
    NSW Australia
    My Coop
    :welcomehello:frowand welcome to backyard chickens!thank you so much for joining us :yesss:i hope you enjoy your time here.:)
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive
  4. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Crossing the Road 5 Years

    Feb 28, 2013
    Gone camping
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Nice to meet you. So happy you joined us. :frow
  5. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It sounds like you're off to a good start with your flock! If you ever have questions or just want to share how things are going, just let us know.

    Best wishes!
  6. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
  7. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Crossing the Road Premium Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Madison, FL
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    There are many people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.
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  9. staceyj

    staceyj Crossing the Road

    Jan 1, 2017
    Coastal NC
    My Coop
    Now that you've joined you may find yourself starting a lot of sentences with the words,"Today the chicken people on BYC said...":gig
    Glad you've joined the flock!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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