Hello! I'm a first timer with chickens and looking forward to the fun!

Simply Christal

In the Brooder
Apr 24, 2017
Hello all,

I live in Mountain Home Idaho and just purchased my first chicks a couple days ago. This is a brand new adventure for me.

I have 5 chicks total. Four I purchased and one I got for free. We have some friends that also plan on giving us some grown hens this summer.

The chicks we got are 2 light brahmas and 3 black australorps. The older hens will be barred plymouth rock and speckled sussex.

I found BYC when I was looking for plans to build my henhouse. I loved how big and helpful the community was so I joined right away.

I grew up a city girl but military has brought me to this small western town and I am loving every bit of it. Our goal is to work towards becoming more self sufficient and create a homestead for ourselves. So naturally chickens are part of the plan. I hope to learn from the experiences of the BYC community and look forward to sharing my adventures with you all!


Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
G’Day from down under Simply Christal :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

They are adorable!

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.

I note you mention you are in Idaho but if you include your general location on your profile, this will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

If you would like to share more Pictures and Stories of your flock, 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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