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Hello all from Northern Arkansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by radams, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. radams

    radams Out Of The Brooder

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    Long time lurker but new member. I have learned so much from all the members here and just want to say thank you to everyone for all the great information on all the different breeds and husbandry for them. I am still in the planning stages for my poultry and have been dreaming of it for many years. Im retired military and currently still working overseas which provides me some down time to research and learn as much as I can before taking the leap. I have 15 acres that Im developing for my future small farm which will include several different animals, but my flock will be the first I start with. My plan is to start with a 10-15 hen layer flock to get my egg production going along with 25 cornish X for the first year meat. My ultimate goal is to breed SOP Rhode Island Reds(the kind my Grandparents had). I dont want to be too long winded on my first post, but just wanted to give a bit of background. Thanks again for helping out us newbies and hope to be able to contribute more in the future as my experience develops.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Thank you for your service!

    I hope you achieve your poultry dreams! Sounds like you have a lot!

    My grandma also raised chickens. She was the one who inspired me to get my flock.

    You should defiantly check out our learning center. Tons of helpful info to help get you started there.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Best of luck and glad you joined the flock![​IMG]
     
  3. radams

    radams Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Sarah. Im sure I will learn much from the wonderful people here. Im glad to be a part of this knowledgeable community.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    So glad you are a part of our community! You'll meet lots of helpful and friendly members here!
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for your years in service. Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  6. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG]. We're glad to have you and please do not hesitate to ask anything. You're welcome, answering questions and helping each other out is what we do! I hope you enjoy chicken keeping and BYC.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  8. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you decided to join us.
     

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