Hello from North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bpmcwill, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. bpmcwill

    bpmcwill Out Of The Brooder

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    In a few weeks I will be getting my first chicken flock. Finished the coop and will be putting up the fencing. I hope to allow them to free range in my garden. Not sure as to what type of breed I am getting, still doing research. I don't think I will start out with chicks, looking more for pullets.

    I am a stay at home wife and have to adult sons. I like to sew, knit, crochet, and cross stitch. And I dabble a little in photography.

    I also volunteer with a local horse rescue sanctuary. My profile picture is one of my favorite mare.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Great avatar; I love horses and your mare is beautiful. Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breed is best for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Even if you don't buy your birds from Murray, the "chick selector" is still a valuable tool to use. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    I LOVE your avatar! What a pretty, grey mare![​IMG] (I'm in to photography too![​IMG]) That's so cool that you volunteer at a horse sanctuary! I used to work at a local stable a few years ago. I loved it!

    Congrats on finishing the coop! What kind of chickens are looking for? Pets? Hens who will lay tons of eggs? Meat for the table? Birds to take to the show? All these questions need to be answered in order to find your perfect, ideal breed! Feel free to check out these helpful chicken picking links![​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-pick-the-right-chicken-breeds-for-you
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx

    Good luck and welcome to the community!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock, so glad you joined us as Backyard chickens.
     
  8. kellyroberts01

    kellyroberts01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, and I am new too and also in NC!!
     
  9. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :frow welcome to BYC !!
     
  10. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really enjoy my mixed flock of hens and Roos of many different breeds and sizes they all do great together
     

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