Hello from North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hpfchickens, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. hpfchickens

    hpfchickens In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2018
    Oxford, NC
    My husband and I live on 54 acres with two horses, six dogs and four cats. We love animals, and are going to be chicken parents in a couple of days. I know we're crazy as we've been preparing for a few months now. We built our chicken house (8x8x8) and have attached it to a seven foot tall fenced garden, 24x40. We had thought about getting chickens, and then a friend of a friend approached us about taking his flock as he has been trying hard to rehome them. He has ten "fancy" hens and three roosters. They are currently housed in an 8x10 fenced coop that includes their chicken house. Our goal is to keep our new flock safe in their chicken house each night and allow them into their fenced garden during the day. Perhaps in the spring we will let them free range outside their fenced garden during the day. I've read quite a bit of posts here before joining. Thank you all for the wonderful tips. I want to be the best chicken mama ever.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    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.

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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Congratulations on the instant flock! You did things in the correct order. Coop first THEN chickens! Lots of the rest of us just can't wait. I'm guilty of that! I got my coop built just in the knick of time before the little raptors outgrew their brooder.
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  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your new flock.
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Welcome! I'm your neighbor in extreme N. GA in the mountains!
  8. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

    Apr 19, 2018
    North Carolina
    Welcome to BYC
  9. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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

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

    Thanks for joining our community! :yesss:
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