Hello from western CT!


In the Brooder
Apr 2, 2018
New Fairfield CT
(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
Brand new. Picked up 6 ISA Browns, and 2 Black Sex-links on 3/31. Gave 2 to the local guy from whom we've bought eggs before since 8 is too many for us to start with. (TSC was buy 6 get 2 free, so we figured we'd hook him up.

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
(3) What breeds do you have?

6 total. 4 ISA Brown and 2 Black Sex-link.

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?


(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

Competitive BBQ. Lacrosse coach. Interested in blacksmithing, but have yet to set up a forge. Bought out first pop-up camper last Nov.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

2 girls, aged 9 and 5 (who are going to help with the chickens), wife and myself. 5 cats. Tried a dog, but didn't work for us.

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC

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


Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
G'Day from down under Don :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

I 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.

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.

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, 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 ;)

You may be interested in these links:

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom