Hello from Southern Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HisMrs2013, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. HisMrs2013

    HisMrs2013 New Egg

    Jun 29, 2016
    Hi there,
    My name is Nicci. I'm born and raised in Southern Arizona and very excited to be starting this journey. My husband and I have been talking about this for a long time and decided that it's time to actually get this going. We recently bought almost 4 acres of land that came with a pre-existing area that would be perfect for a coop, it just needs to be finished and made secure.

    We are doing a ton of research, but reading articles will only get us so far. I am so excited to get advice and read what has already been posted so I can learn from all of you. Experience speaks volumes and I'm just so excited.

    Any and all advice for us as we get started is appreciated.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Have you looked at the Learning Center articles yet?


    Under the Maintaining a Healthy Flock section, there is a subsection on predators with articles on the different predators and links to threads and tips on securing your coop etc. Best of luck with your new venture and welcome to the hobby!
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    [​IMG] That is exciting, getting a new flock is always so fun! This site is such a useful resource, and everyone on here is always ready to lend a helping hand, so if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask! Glad you joined us!
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! What an exciting time for you and your husband :D I'm sure you will both enjoy your new hobby very much, lots of fun and very rewarding too. The coop section has some fab ideas that you could use for yours ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new venture. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Nicci, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
  7. HisMrs2013

    HisMrs2013 New Egg

    Jun 29, 2016
    We ended up getting a dozen Rhode Island Reds on Friday. We are realizing the brooder will only hold them for a short while, they are getting big faster than I anticipated lol. It's so funny to see the personalities in the chicks already. My kids are helping and still excited. Here's to hoping it stays that way.

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