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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LCG Chicken Coop, Sep 21, 2019.

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  1. LCG Chicken Coop

    LCG Chicken Coop Chirping

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    hi,
    My name’s Carolyn, I’m technically not a chicken owner, just a “chicken tender.” I am a team leader for the chicken team at our local community garden, which has a large coop and run built to house 16 hens. This is my third year tending, but first brooding chicks. We are starting a new flock, and I am brooding 9 of our new girls who are coming up on 5 weeks old in my garage. They are a mix of Red Star, Rhode Island Red, and Black Star plus one mystery chick put in our order in error that I think may be a rooster :(. I am really hoping to provide an enriching environment for the flock, and I found this site while looking up info on composting inside the run. I have plenty of questions but love seeing all these forums which will help answer a lot of them!
    I’m also one year away from being an empty nester so wanting to have something like this to occupy me!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  3. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Hi Carolyn, it's nice to have you here!
     
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  4. LCG Chicken Coop

    LCG Chicken Coop Chirping

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    Thanks so much! Learning lots already!
     
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  5. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    :frowHi Carolyn! So happy you've found chickens and so happy you found us! I started chickening as a tender as well when a friend had to recover from Achilles tendon surgery. It takes a looooong time to heal so I got to practice on her chickens, lol.
     
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Carolyn and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Carolyn, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Nice job!
     
  8. LCG Chicken Coop

    LCG Chicken Coop Chirping

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    Aw, thanks for the tip! That’s very useful. Appreciate the help!
     
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  9. LCG Chicken Coop

    LCG Chicken Coop Chirping

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    That’s great! My husband is hoping this is as involved as it will get but I can understand how people fall in love with having their own.
     
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with tending the chicken's and raising the chick's!
     
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