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Hello from a new chicken fan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by I-Cat, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. I-Cat

    I-Cat In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2019
    Hello! I don't own any chickens yet, but I have been thinking about getting some for eggs and companionship. I must admit, some of the health problems I have read about chickens having are intimidating, so I am still mulling things over in that regard.

    In the meantime, however, I am writing a story that chickens play a huge part in. I have done a little research online, and decided I needed to join this forum so I can learn more. Right now I am interested in chicken shows, specifically in how they are run, how the chickens are caged/shown, and how the owners take care of them at the shows.

    I have really enjoyed reading about the different breeds of chickens, but also just the everyday stories and photos that people post about their birds on Facebook. Thanks for letting me join this group so I can learn more.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Search the forums, ask questions, set your priorities and plan - then if you decide to start a flock you will be successful. Glad to add you to our community.
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    If you order day old chicks from a major hatchery, keep a closed flock...don't add random new birds, practice strict biosecurity and keep feed a balance diet you most likely will not have to ever worry about dealing with disease.

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

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC. Google Ohio chicken show documentary (or something like that) and it should give you a link to the life of chicken breeders / showing.

    Here are some links to useful resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  5. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

    May 29, 2019
    West Palm Beach Florida
    Welcome to BYC, you’ll be able to get all the knowledge you could want from a variety of people. Everyone from newbies to generational experts gather here, so feel free to ask your questions!

    Deciding on getting a flock can be the most important first step, the area to keep them, how many, what breeds, etc.

    Maybe since you’re interested in shows, you’ll want to keep a small flock of one breed to work on show lines.
  6. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow Best of luck on your story.
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
  10. I-Cat

    I-Cat In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2019
    Thanks, Pork Pie. I will take your suggestions!

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