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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mkwilliams18, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. mkwilliams18

    mkwilliams18 In the Brooder

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    Hello I can't wait to learn more about byc and connect to people
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    I am sure if you look through the different Trends of BYC you will find something you are looking for . [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This is your big chance [​IMG] Welcome to Backyard chickens - glad you joined the flock.
     
  5. mkwilliams18

    mkwilliams18 In the Brooder

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    Thank you
     
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's nice to have you here! Do you have poultry of some sort now? If so, tell us about them!
     
  7. mkwilliams18

    mkwilliams18 In the Brooder

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    This year we got out first chicken now a month old. There is two golden comets and three Rhode Island reds. They are almost fully feathered and look nothing like the lite fluff balls they were. The family is already in love with them with the exception on of our dog Diezel who sees a chicken nugget meal. We have a coop fixed up for them but it has been to cold outside lately. Next working a fenced in space for them. What about yourself?
     

  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have a mixed flock of 9:
    3 red sex links
    2 Speckled Sussex
    3 Barred Rocks
    1 Rhode Island Red

    Now that the days are getting longer, I'm getting about 6-8 eggs per day...plenty for just my husband and myself. Love those fresh eggs!
     
  9. mkwilliams18

    mkwilliams18 In the Brooder

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    I heard the eggs were the best and so much healthier then store bought. Do you have a favorite chicken breed or favorite from your flock? We starting with just the five till later because we can only have nine where we live but I could see this quickly becoming an addiction. They are little characters. What about you flock any comedian in your flock?
     
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have enjoyed all the breeds I've had so far (except for the Black Australorps that I re-homed). Hard to choose but I'd say the red sex links and the SS are the ones I'd definitely have again.

    You want to talk character, lol, here's my Freddie:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1094175/freddie-the-rsl
     

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