Hello From An Accidental New Member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by meowloud, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. meowloud

    meowloud Just Hatched

    Apr 6, 2016
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Hello to all here at the BYC! My husband and I are making our mid-life crisis decision and are finally moving to the country! House is sold, boxes are packed, and new country home is set for close next week. However, when we do arrive to our new home... the permanent chicken coop may have residents. This is terrifying to us, as we weren't 'jumping in the deep end without learning to swim first', but life is sometimes funny. Hilarious even.
    So here we are catching up on important info in case our little friends will be there when we arrive. Then we can, "say hello to my little friend" and know a smidgen of what to do.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC. Click on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page, go to the forums, study and question away. You'll do fine.
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  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Wish the former owner could introduce you to your new flock, but if not wanted you to be aware.

    Chickens can recognize not only their flock members but us humans. They are fearful of strangers, so don't get worried if they act upset and are flighty and chatty when you meet them. Once they know you they will always know and adore you.

    Good luck with the move and new adventure.

    Feel free to post questions, we're here to help.
  4. meowloud

    meowloud Just Hatched

    Apr 6, 2016
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Thank you for the replies! After a day and a half of reading, I can already see improvements to make on their living conditions. The 4 chickens (aka The Gang), were so cute when we came to see the property and I did get to talk to the owners after the home inspection. English is not their first language (barely their second) and communication is our big hurtle when learning about them. [​IMG]

    I'm thankful that there is a place like your BYC that helps me.... AND them! Our children are our cats (inside only), and taking on new family members is a daunting task. Especially when you don't know anything about them! The Gang were so much fun to watch running around the yard and pen and would almost come to me when out! Unfortunately for my husband, I don't believe I'll be able to cook chicken for him again!
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    [​IMG] Congratulations on you new home!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Not an accident, I think it was meant to be. In no time you will be showing relatives and friends your new step chickens. Hope we get to see photos too. [​IMG]
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you here. Don't worry about being new to chickens - between the chickens themselves and BYC you have nothing to worry about. We are here to help you every step of the way.

    all the best
  8. MBK Farm

    MBK Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2015
    Citrus County, Florida
    Congrats on your impending move. Chickens come with the house---cool. Enjoy your chickens and new adventure. Remember, it's all about the journey. [​IMG]
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    How exciting! A new house, new flock, lots of new things to learn about. We're all here to help each other out, so if you need anything just ask.

    x2 on the Learning Center. Find your state thread (type the state name in the search box and it will come up). Use the search box a lot...there are posts on just about anything you can imagine.

    Make yourself at home, it's nice to have you here!
  10. meowloud

    meowloud Just Hatched

    Apr 6, 2016
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    A HEARTFELT "THANK YOU" for all of the wonderful messages!!!!!

    I feel like with BYC I can do this! [​IMG]

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