Hello From Western New York

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NeonMoonlight, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. NeonMoonlight

    NeonMoonlight Just Hatched

    Dec 12, 2016
    Hi Everyone! My family wants to expand our house into a homestead by adding some chickens! We have 1.96 acres, a beautiful vegetable garden and room for the birds to roam. We have lots of trees to give shade and leaves to root through, but also a good amount of open space for the girls to walk in as well. Our land is bordered by a field where they grow grass for the pigs next door but our property has huge pine trees planted all around it as a natural border. I know there are chickens down our street as we hear their rooster crowing all year long!

    We do not have a coop yet, no clue where to get chicks from or how to take care of them until there is a coop for them to live in. But we love eggs and want to know exactly where they are coming from!

    The only other animals we have ever had were cats and fish....so, any and all advice or direction is greatly appreciated! Since it is very snowy here, I thought it was the perfect time to start reading up, and getting ready for this experience!

    I can't wait to start learning more about the birds we will soon be calling "ours". Thank you all in advance! [​IMG]
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under NeonMoonlight [​IMG] Welcome!

    How exciting! I guarantee that when you get your chickens not a day will pass that they will not give you cause to smile or chuckle.

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here:

    Finally, you might want to say hello on your local thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  3. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Teila has given you a good place to start your chicken education but always feel free to ask questions...everyone was new at some point.

    It's nice to have you here!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - I wish you all the best with your new chicken project. You won't regret it!

  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

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