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Hello! I'm a new member from Connecticut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CatGunChic, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. CatGunChic

    CatGunChic New Egg

    Sep 22, 2015
    Hello everyone!
    I'm a new member on this site, though I've been browsing it for a while.
    We've been slowly learning about homesteading and trying it out, finding out we love it! Our newest jump into homesteading is chickens! We'll be turning our old shed into a new coop and fencing in an area for them to free range.
    I know nothing about chickens so I've been doing a lot of research and trying to pick some good breeds. So far I like the Orpington, Barred Rock, & Astralop. They'll be for eggs.
    I also have cats and a dog on over an acre of land, a garden, and hopefully down the road we'll see about adding goats into the mix. :)
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be getting started on your new chicken adventures :celebrate I'm sure you will enjoy it very much. It's a great experience, lots of fun and very rewarding too. You have lovely breeds in mind there.

    Wishing you the very best of luck getting your coop conversion done. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Welcome to BYC! Best of luck to you in your new homesteading endeavors! I'm sure you will love your chickens. You have some wonderful breeds in mind! :)
  4. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, you will find lots of advise in this site, take it with a grain of salt. There are different opinions and view of how to raise poultry. Some raise them as pets, other raise them for food. Good luck with your flock.
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome to BYC!

    Have you seen the articles in the Learning Center yet? They cover all sorts of poultry topics and can be helpful getting started off on the right foot. And if you have questions, always feel free to ask.

    Good luck to you, it's nice to have you join us!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, so glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC!

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