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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BeaconKat, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. BeaconKat

    BeaconKat New Egg

    Feb 3, 2016
    Hiya everyone- I'm Kat from Cortland, NY area and just recently moved back home to NY from NC where I was caring for my elderly father. My son and I want to raise some free range chickens here on this farm property we rent ( the cows outnumber the citizens here). At first we were thinking of just ordering chicks but with the need for heat lamps, speciall considerations and with the cats in the home we decided to try to either rescue some hens and a rooster locally or purchase pullets already started. At any rate I saw this group and decided to join, hoping for some much needed advice!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Kat

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sure you will enjoy your new chicken adventures very much. They are lots of fun and very rewarding too. Have you checked out the learning centre? Lots if fab articles there to help you get started. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions the forum really does have a section for everything.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Kat. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Yorkshire coop; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. X3 on Yorkshire coop's post.
  5. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2015
    Amo, IN
    Welcome! Craigslist often has listings for grown chickens. If you join your state's thread, there may be some members looking to sell or rehome some of their flock too. Good luck!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Kat, hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do [​IMG]
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here. Once you have 20 posts, you can use the buy-sell-trade forum (it includes a free re-homing section). You might be able to find some birds close by you through that

    Good luck with your plans!
  9. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kat and welcome to BYC. Lots of great info here as well as very helpful members - make the most of 'em!

    All the best

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