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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John in Binghamton, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. John in Binghamton

    John in Binghamton In the Brooder

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    Hey folks!

    I'm excited to join BYC; had chickens when I was young and in 4-H (Orps! and one beautiful little Sebring). Just bought a house with a chicken coop in the backyard and am excited to have chickens again--15 years later! Hoping to start a small (4-6) backyard flock this spring.

    Would love to know if there are other people on here from the area or in the Southern Tier/Central NY more generally (Syracuse, Ithaca, etc). Torn on how to start, but was thinking I'd ask around and see if anyone nearby has any interesting hatching eggs for sale and then go the incubator route. Or maybe I'll just get Barred Rocks from the Agway in April ;)

    Already learning and relearning tons on the forums; 4-H was a long time ago, it turns out!

    John
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi John and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    Coop Ideas:
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    BYC has an APP!
     
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello John and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Looks like you already found me! I've started a conversation with you on your profile!
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Hi John! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock!
    I live in Corning, NY!!!! Good luck on your adventure!!!!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hello, John, good morning and welcome to BYC and back to poultry raising. Mr Porky has provided a link to the NY state thread where you can 'meet' some of your neighbors.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Hi John, it's nice to have you here. Welcome back to chickens!
     
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  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi John and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us [​IMG]
     
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  9. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Hi John, welcome to BYC! Thank you for joining!
     
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  10. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

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    hithere.gif I keep a small backyard flock and I like to get my chicks from the local feed stores... they usually have a pretty good variety. Call ahead and ask what breeds are arriving on what days and plan your trip accordingly. Don't make too many trips though, because you might end up with a lot more chicks than planned!
     
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