Hello from NY!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lauren Kim, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Lauren Kim

    Lauren Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, everyone!
    My name is Lauren Kim, I joined BYC on 6/8/2017. I couldn't wait to be started!
    I have a few eggs in the incubator right now, they're expected to hatch in exactly 2 weeks. If this doesn't work, we might just buy a chicken from the farm. But anyways, I have a huge heart for animals, even flies. They don't deserve to be killed!!

    I'm very happy that I joined, people are very friendly here. It's a very welcoming community!

    Thanks a lot,
    Lauren Kim
  2. Chickeggdiction

    Chickeggdiction Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2016
    Hi Lauren,

    Welcome to BYC I know that you will find the community just as helpful as I have. I wish you good hatching from your incubator, it's a step that I haven't taken yet after three years of raising chickens. It's on my bucket list to get a incubator. I currently have 37 hens and with around 6 cockerels from what I can tell at this point. You can say that this site has been invaluable to me in choosing my breeds and spurring on my chicken addiction! Happy hatching and again welcome to BYC!

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2017
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  3. Lauren Kim

    Lauren Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, thanks for the kind words Laura! I appreciate your welcoming.
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  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Welcome!!! You will find this is a great place to get to know people and poultry!! You may want to try the Hudson Valley thread or the NY Chicken Lovers thread for local people!!
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  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you part of our community!
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  6. Lauren Kim

    Lauren Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, you all, for the welcoming comments!
  7. MamaChick74

    MamaChick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2017
    New Hampshire USA
    This is such a great place to be! Everyone is so helpful and friendly. Enjoy your new hatching's. I hope all goes well for you. :welcome
  8. spd500

    spd500 Just Hatched

    Apr 18, 2017
    Welcome to the group. We are hatching our first babies right now , so far we have 7 hatched with several more due the next few days.
  9. FishMtFarm

    FishMtFarm Guilty fluffy chicken petter... Premium Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    Lake Pleasant, NY
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I am also an animal lover but, flies are not animals and I draw the line there.

    If any of your chicks(chickens) get a sore, or wound and flies lay eggs on it- you will find the eggs hatch into maggots. They make any minor wound much worse. After they consume damaged tissue, they go after healthy tissue and can migrate through the body. It is one massive battle to eliminate them.

    Due to all the feathers, people generally don't notice maggots till the bird is really ailing.

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