Hello everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bork3011, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. bork3011

    bork3011 New Egg

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    Hi,
    my name is Alex. My family and I leave near Decatur IL, and we got 2 speckled sussex pullets who are about a month old. We are new to having backyard chickens, some of our family's in teh area do have chckens. But they have more land availabe than we do in a small town. Our goal is to build a big enough coop before the fall, and big enough for 6 chickens.
     
  2. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey there Alex and I would like to tell you [​IMG]!
    This is a great place for you to go on, have fun, and learn about chickens. Well that is a great coop and judging by you only having 2 and want a coop for 6 I am excited for your new additions soon. If you did not already know your chickens will start laying in 5 months when they are around 6 months old. I have some links I want to leave you because based on your intro I think they would benefit you.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    The Learning Center is the only one I will explain, but if you only have time for one make sure you check this one out it is the best source on here for learning. The rest are other ones that couold benefit you if you ever have trouble in that specific are while the Learning Center is more broad.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    I hope these links help and if you ever have any free time feel free to visit our Family life forum where you can post pics of your flock and tell us how you are doing.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates

    All the best of luck to you and have a great evening!
    Justin [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    You have been left lots of great links to follow, so I will just welcome you to our flock! :)
     
  4. bork3011

    bork3011 New Egg

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    Thank you, I definitely will check out all the great links. Friend of ours will give us his coop, he lost his chicks due to a predator. And I can keep more then 6 hen's. Ssshhh, haven't told that my hubby yet lol. So all we have left to do is improve the coop and add a run. We have 2 dogs, one doesn't even care about them and the other is more curious about them.
     
  5. RingosGarden

    RingosGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! Everyone here is so helpful! I hope you find all the information you need! :]
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Alex and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Alex, welcome to BYC! Cya around :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Alex, glad you joined us at BYC
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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