Hello everyone from Dallas, TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dizziedee214, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. dizziedee214

    dizziedee214 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2016
    My husband and I recently discovered that we can keep chickens here in Dallas. We found this site via a recommendation from our local feed store and we are so happy we did. All the knowledge shared on this board is amazing. We do not have any chickens of our own yet and we are now even considering ducks.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! That's great news on you being able to keep chickens :D I'm sure you will enjoy your chicken adventures very much. They are so much fun and very rewarding too. The learning centre has some great articles that will help you get started on your new chicken and duck adventures. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome [​IMG] Great news that you are planning for your chicken experience. There are so many resources here, and the members are very helpful. I read that many new members choose to buy day old chicks, but the learning curve is a little more gentle if you buy point of lay pullets (4-5 months olds) and you get eggs a lot faster!

    Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box. They are likely to be able to help you out in terms of sourcing chickens, feeds etc.

    All the best
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  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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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
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  6. Ezs Choukies

    Ezs Choukies Chillin' With My Peeps

    So happy you have brilliant people at your feed store! Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours.
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  7. silky guy

    silky guy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    San Antonio Tx
    [​IMG]Great to have you whith us.From Kerrville ,[​IMG]

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  8. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Reading up on the duck breed focus threads is a good way to learn more about the various types of ducks. Lots of good information from members that own them and some beautiful photos.

    Whether you decide to go with chickens or ducks, you'll have fun. (I vote for getting both!)

    Thanks for joining us!
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  9. VickisChickis

    VickisChickis Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2016
    Dallas/ Ft Worth, Texas
    Hi! I am a new member also. We live near DFW airport and just started our first chicken journey. We have a mixed flock, 1 Bared Rock, 1 Buff Orpington,1 Gold Sex-Link, 2 Easter Eggers, and 1 supposed to be Australorp but looks like she's a black sex-link. They range in age from 3.5 weeks to 6 weeks. We got them from the feed store in Grapevine. Although very nice people, they had no knowledge about chickens! Our run is finished and the girls stay out there during the day, our coop still needs to be calked and a few more tweaks, plus waiting for the baby to get a few more feathers! BTW- we lost our first EE at about 10 days old (we don't know why) and replaced her with 2 just incase I couldn't put a new one right in with the others, I didn't want one all by herself!! That's why we have 2 EE's!! I look forward to hearing what you end up getting and how it all goes!
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  10. KDMdesigns

    KDMdesigns Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2016
    Dallas TX
    Glad I came across this site too!! Live in Dallas, TX looking to share with others from Dallas...
    2 people like this.

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