Hello from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dataman, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. dataman

    dataman Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2010
    Ok, we're launching into a whole new chickeny world.
    My wife and I are purchasing a property that already has a chicken coop, and one stipulation of the sale was that they leave some chickens for us.
    The realtor said he'd never included chickens in a contract before.
    Anyway, we're excited to learn more.
    I'm 50, and have worked with software for local county government for 25 years.
    My knowledge of chickens is pretty much zero, so this is where we'll start.
    Glad to be here!
  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Welcome!!! [​IMG] I am also a North Carolinian, so hello neighbor [​IMG] If you have any questions about chickens, you have definatly come to the right place my friend, there are so many helpful people here. [​IMG] Trust me, it won't take long before you will be head-over-heels for your chicks, ask anybody on here, hehe [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from an imp in Washington

    Great real estate deal. Focus on the important stuff. [​IMG]

    Glad you joined us

  4. dataman

    dataman Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2010
    One more thing... and I'm not sure where to post this:
    What questions should we ask the previous owners about the chickens or coop?
    I'm too ignorant of chickens to even know what questions to ask!
    Surely there are a few specifics that we need to be aware of before we're new chicken-parents.
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Well 1.) I would just ask them if they are healthy, or if they have had any problems with disease lately (have any died recently)
    2.) What kind of feed have they been given
    3.) Have there been any predator attacks (safety of the coop)
    And really, just any other general questions you might want to ask them about the chickens, but you could ask all of us those questions [​IMG] Like what kind of chickens they are, and questions like that.

    Also, we will be needing pics of this coop and your new feathered children before too long [​IMG]
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  7. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    [​IMG] from ct
  8. CrazyBirdLady21

    CrazyBirdLady21 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2010
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NC!! Hello neighbor! Can't wait to see pics!
  9. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Howdy neighbor!! Where in NC are you? DW and I are also fairly new to chickens, 10 weeks in and have learnt lots just from browsing the message boards and asking people close to you... If we can help at all just ask.....

    Gavin and Allison.
  10. Lifestyle Lift Journey

    Lifestyle Lift Journey Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2010

    Buying a property with chickens included is a good idea I recon.
    I'd have done that too if I had a chance.

    Chickens shouldn't be too hard to look after (according to my readings).
    I'm a newbie like you! Spending lots of time reading about the chickens.

    BYC is a fun place and lots of helping hands are available!
    Heaps of experienced people are so kind to share their knowledge.

    Welcome again and good luck with your chickens!

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