Hello Everyone!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sarcastic1, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Sarcastic1

    Sarcastic1 In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2016
    Central IL
    Hello Everyine!! Brand new here & starting soon I will be the proud owner of some backyard chickens!! Excited to learn from all of you & I hope to not annoy everyone w/ what I'm sure will be numerous questions. I'm doing as much research as I can before hand & doing my countdown to chickens while I'm researching!! :D
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/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.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to byc - great to have you onboard. I'm sure there's a state thread so check it out. You must be very excited to be getting your flock soon. Lots to read, but nothing beats hands on experience!

    Good luck
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sure your going to enjoy your new backyard chickens, it's a fab hobby to have. Lots of fun and very rewarding.

    Wishing you the very best of luck getting started and enjoy BYC :frow
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    What breeds are you planning on getting? There are so many to choose from, I thought picking out that first flock a bit mind boggling (and fun).

    If you have questions, feel free to ask. Also, the Search box (upper left corner, under the logo) can be really handy for finding information.

    Good luck to you, nice to have you here!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock, hope you enjoy it as much as we do. [​IMG]
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. Sarcastic1

    Sarcastic1 In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2016
    Central IL
    I have yet to decide what breed I am looking for. I'm thinking Buff Orpingtons.. haven't made the decision finalized yet! If anyone has suggestions on a chicken that will be forgiving of my inexperience and a good egg layer, that'd be great. Super eggcited because I got the coop today so things are moving right along!!
  9. Chickletz

    Chickletz In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2016
    Hi, welcome. I too am a new chicken keeper and started out with 2 Buffs, 1 Easter Egger, 1 Black Australorp and 1 white Winged Demon (she may be Leghorn). I LOVE the Buffs and Australorp. They are sweethearts. However they all are doing their thing and pretty much let me know what they need. I chose to let them free range all day and they go in the coop at night on their own and also go into the coop to lay. So I guess it's just their natural instinct, I've never had an issue. Wasn't sure if I would have to round em up for bedtime and such. I did adopt to older hens (1 of the buffs and the white winged demon) and they have pretty much taught the 3 babies what to do so that helped a lot. Good luck with your new babies!! How many are you getting and are you getting chicks or pullets??
  10. Sarcastic1

    Sarcastic1 In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2016
    Central IL
    I plan on getting 4-6 chicks & brooding in the house. My oldest is 16 & he's already naming chicks we don't have yet!! Billy... I have no idea where he came up with that!!

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