Hello fellow feather lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yardchicklyfe, May 19, 2019.

  1. Yardchicklyfe

    Yardchicklyfe In the Brooder

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    Hello. I’ve lurked and poked through lots of posts on here and decided to join.

    I currently have a flock of 7. I had 10 a few days ago until a dreadful hawk came to visit.

    I grew up on and around farms but never had any interest until my kids wanted chicks from a bin at TS. Needless to say, I’m hooked and kids have moved on. Isn’t that how it usually works.

    I really enjoy looking at photos of members beautiful chickens. Hoping to find a thread about coops and runs as I’m currently converting a shed and have decided to model it after an old fashion saloon/brothel.

    Thanks for reading. Looking forward to meeting new friends that understand the addiction!
     
  2. Chicka_deee

    Chicka_deee Songster

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    Welcome!:hugs We are sooo glad you joined this happy and fun flock! Don’t hesitate at all if you have any questions or concerns! :celebrate:thumbsup
    :welcome
     
  3. dpenning

    dpenning Crowing

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    Welcome. Lots of great information to be found. Here is a link to the coops articles:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/chicken-coops.12/

    Pictures of your flock are always welcome! :)
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the preceding link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Hello and welcome to the BYC flock!! I loved designing my own coop, just wish I went bigger lmao .
     
  7. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    hithere.gif Yes, exposure to chickens can somehow lead to OCD... Obsessive Chicken Disorder! Though it does seem like some children are immune.

    I'm so sorry for your recent losses :hugs There are a few precautions you can take to try and prevent future attacks. I'll leave some links with helpful information about keeping your flock safe and happy:
    Key Points to Successful Free Ranging
    Predator Proofing
    How Much Room Do Chickens Need
    Chicken Coop Ventilation - Go Out There And Cut More Holes In Your Coop!


    Best wishes in your new chicken adventure! flappyChicken.gif
     
  8. Shanny123

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    Hi and welcome! I'm also very sorry about your losses from the hawk. All the hens have their own unique personalities and I'm sure you'll miss them. But we're very glad you're our neighbor on here now. What kind of hens do you have? Are the mature hens? Do you have a rooster? We don't. We have a German shepherd d mix female dog that thinks the 4 hens we have are her babies. She's crazy about them.
     
  9. Shanny123

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  10. N F C

    N F C Oh no Mr. Bill!

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    :welcome

    The link to the Coop/Run articles @dpenning has provided will give you 100's of ideas for coops and help you figure out yours.

    Best of luck, thanks for joining us!
     

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