Hello all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by petexp24, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. petexp24

    petexp24 New Egg

    Mar 11, 2016
    I'm about a year into my first flock of chickens, and this site has been my most reliable guide. I have plenty of exposure to live poultry for food and eggs, but I choose mine specifically as pets. A chicken that lives past the two year mark is an anomaly in my area. Even though I have no issue with that school of thought quality of life for any of my wards is very important to me. The advice from this site has been a sanity saver. I'm very grateful to those brave enough to ask questions, and those generous enough to answer.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. There are as many opinions as there are members ( over 380,000 around the globe. People need to do what feels right to them. You will encounter many folks on here that have retirement coops for elderly hens, disabled birds, etc., Also those that cull or cook any bird that no longer pulls their weight.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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