1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Hello from northern IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Donkeyboy, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Donkeyboy

    Donkeyboy Hatching

    Jan 16, 2016
    Hello my name is Ryan, my wife and I with our 2 children have decided to keep 4 chickens in our suburban backyard for eggs for the family. We are all very excited and happy to have found this source for the multitude of questions we have/will have. Thanks

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Ryan and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. The learning centre is a great place to start, as is your state thread, topic threads and of course the members themselves! We all like to help each other out, so feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    All the best in your new chicken adventure


    PS - I'll not ask why your name here is "donkeyboy" or whether your wife agrees!! [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Ryan

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sure you and your family will enjoy your chicken adventures. They are a great way of getting the whole family involved in a shared activity. Have you checked out the learning centre? Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Lots of great articles to help you keep your flock happy, safe and healthy.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Breeds such as Australorps, Faverolles, Orpingtons, Silkies, Sussex, Cochins, and Brahmas have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle; great lap pets and good breeds for children to handle. Of course there can always be an exception with any breed. If high egg production is a priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. To find your state thread just put "Illinois thread," in the above searchbox. You may find other BYCERS in your area.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Ryan!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by