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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shickenbockbock, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. shickenbockbock

    shickenbockbock New Egg

    Mar 27, 2016
    This site gave us a few laughs along with needed information! You see, for 2 years my husband has been preparing me for backyard chickens. I wasn't very interested until he started building a chicken coop! It's half built and I'm anticipating its inhabitants. He has chosen a rooster, or a rooster has chosen him (long story), so we're working hard to make a cozy coop. We have a roosting area, nesting boxes, linoleum flooring (for easy cleaning I'm told), barn-red paint and a cattle-panel covered run. Anyway, Siri found this site for us. We wanted to know about storing eggs. Thank you, we learned a great deal! I'm looking forward to learning more.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! It sounds like you are well on your way with your chicken adventures. How long untill you get your new birds? Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you haven't checked out the Learning Center yet, check it out...it's full of helpful, interesting articles. There's always something new to learn about chickens.

    It's nice to have you here!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Now would be a good time to mention a rooster can handle 10 hens. Less than that and they tend to get overbred and damaged. Hens will lay just as many eggs without a rooster albeit they won't be fertile (won't hatch).
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to hear that you have finally come around to DHs way of thinking (it took my wife 1 year to even think twice about my chickens, but now she has a lot more interest).

    I wish you all the best in your new chicken-keeping adventure. Enjoy the ride!


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