Hello from sunny Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sunnysideupchick, May 5, 2011.

  1. sunnysideupchick

    sunnysideupchick New Egg

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    Hello to all - I am not a chicken owner yet, but hope to be soon. I am in the process of educating myself a little bit first and figure I'll learn alot from a forum filled with people who are already raising chickens! My hope is to have a few hens who can give me delicious fresh eggs and I plan to use their manure in my composting. I am not "certified organic" but do all my growing without the use of commercial pesticides or fertilizers. My husband and I are going to visit a couple of people nearby who already own chickens and see how they are doing things. I've subscribed to this forum and backyard poultry magazine and have a couple of books, so hopefully I won't be too much of a danger to the first set of chicks I bring home. Thank you to the people who started this forum and to everyone who participates in the discussions. I feel there is a wealth of knowledge right here at my fingertips.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Just really work on predator proofing. That seems to be the biggest problem area. The second thing to avoid is getting sick chickens to begin with. Good luck!......OH the most important thing....build it bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sharon
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello from rainy, cloudy Ohio! LOL Looks like you are very smart to research and prepare for your little chicks to come. I did the same thing....I probably obsessed and researched online for almost 3 years before I finally bought my first three chicks.....Um....WARNING! They are sooo addictive. I have 29 chicks of various breeds now.......

    Good luck, and have fun!

    Sharon
     
  6. drpeeps2014

    drpeeps2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome from gainesville, fl!
     
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    The Keys to healthy, happy chicks: 1. Lots of space, so that they don't pick on the weakest as much.
    2. Good quality grower feed.
    3. Get at least two chicks, so that they won't be lonely.
    4. Look into the breeds before buying one.
    5. HAVE FUN!!!!!
     
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  8. Gunternomad

    Gunternomad Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from the North Georgia Blueridge Mountains
     
  9. lilygirls_chicks

    lilygirls_chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Prepare yourself for chicken math! I had no idea what that mention until I wanted chickens for eggs and bug control. Now I am trying to keep myself from building a second coop. [​IMG] welcome to BYC.
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     

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