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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by XIIIHens, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. XIIIHens

    XIIIHens In the Brooder

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    Hello! My name is Audrey and I live in the Salt Lake Valley.
    This month marks the third anniversary of adding backyard chickens to my life. I still have all five members of my original flock and they are all happy, healthy, going strong and giving me more eggs a week than I know what to do with.
    Over the course of those three years I have added to those first five (because chicken math) and I now have 9 full grown ladies and two chicks in the broder along with two ducklings (because chickens are a gateway drug). I have a very mixed group with Barred Plymouth Rocks, , Orpington, Ameraucanas, Sumatra, Welsummer, Australorp, Oliver Egger and now a Silkie and Sultan. My daily egg basket is a rainbow!
    I ended up having chickens on a total whim. I didn't really know what I was getting into or where it would lead, but I have to admit that it was one of the best whims I've ever acted on.
    I love my flock. I love that just by watching them do their chicken thing of scratching and pecking around in the yard makes me ridiculously happy. I love that because of chickens I have been encouraged to spend a lot of time outside improving my yard, being creative and building better coops and better enclosures, doing all kinds of things I didn't think I could do or was even interested in. Chickens have taught me a lot about me.
    I have been lurking around the Backyard Chickens website ever since I came home with my first chicks. I have gotten so much information and advice from all your posts. Thank you!
    I decided that I should go ahead and become an oficial memeber now that I know a bit about these birds in the hopes that I can help someone as much as you've all helped me.
     
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  2. Chicks 'n ducks

    Chicks 'n ducks Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! make yourself at home! Your flock seems awesome :thumbsup
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Billion $ Babies Premium Member

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    Littlebirdfarms Chirping

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    Welcome to the flock.
     
  5. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington Premium Member

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    :thumbsup :welcome
     
  6. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Songster

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    Greetings XIIIHens, Welcome to BYC! :frow
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    Coop Ideas:
    Chicken Coops

    BYC has an APP!
     
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  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello Audrey and welcome to BYC

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Free Ranging

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    Hello Audrey, welcome to the flock!! You’ve definitely caught the bug :gig It’s great to have you here :thumbsup
     
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Crossing the Road Premium Member

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    Howdy Audrey :frow Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Great to have you here with us. Enjoy BYC as much as we do! :)
     
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