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Hello from a Newbie in Va

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tombnva, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Tombnva

    Tombnva New Egg

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    Hey guys like most of us I am new to raising chickens. I got them for the eggs. I did the research and was amazed what the difference was between factory and free range eggs. My family goes through so many eggs in a day so it was a no brainier to get some chicks. I have four breeds from my local farm supply store. Wyandottes, Plymouth rocks, black Australorps and rhode islands reds. I think watching them is very peaceful for me but also educational because I am noticing there behaviors.
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - I agree that chicken TV is great (and no subscription fees [​IMG]).

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Tombnva

    Tombnva New Egg

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    Thanks CT I will. My Co-workers told that there is a pecking order in the group like 1-10. Watching them establish rank and figuring the order is my challenge.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    You are most welcome!

    CT
     
  5. Crmiester

    Crmiester Just Hatched

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    Welcome Tombnva,
    Welcome! I have also just joined and I am also from Va. I have been lurking for months. Great info on here and Great People.
    Thanks CTKen I will also check out the state thread! Enjoy, It's addicting!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the BYC flock, glad you joined us.
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Enjoy the chicken tv, it is the best show around!
     
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  9. Tombnva

    Tombnva New Egg

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    Thanks guys got a couple questions for the experienced ones out there. Can you rotate some of your hens from a main coop to a portable one on a daily basis? My main coop will be in the back and the portable would be in the front away from the rest of the flock. And if I have 11 hens how many nests would I need minimum in their main coop? Thanks for your time
     

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