Hello from Tennessee.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CynthiaN, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. CynthiaN

    CynthiaN In the Brooder

    Dec 10, 2017
    I will soon be a first time chicken owner. I plan on just 4 at first, probably 2 bantams and 2 orpingtons . They will share a run and hopefully be able to free range some (when I'm home to keep an eye on them since we do have hawks in the neighborhood). If this doesn't seem like a good combo to anyone please let me know that as well as why. A family friend gave me a very heavy, welded, metal coop (very cute) and on our next day off my daughter and I will build a run. I'll probably put some sort of netting over the top of the run since one of my friends chickens were able to fly over their run.
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. There's no reason why your breed choice should be an issue.

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  6. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Beyond Poultry Dome

    Jun 6, 2017
    Dunlap TN
    Welcome to the family! :frow
    Hope you enjoy the site and your adventures in the world of chickens!
    Beware of chicken math!;)
    I'm a Tennessean too!:love
  7. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC, Cynthia! Happy to have you here!
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello Cynthia and welcome to the flock :frow
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under CynthiaN :frow Nice to meet you!

    Having the covered run is not only going to keep the girls in but also the hawks out ;)

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two in particular may be of interest to you at this stage:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Cynthia, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock
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