Hello I'm new here...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OleCoyote72, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. OleCoyote72

    OleCoyote72 Hatching

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    Hello I'm OleCoyote:
    I'm here to learn from experienced people to be able to raise the healthiest and happiest flock of birds that I possibly can...
    I don't have any birds at this time so I'll be starting from scratch, I have a large area where I'm looking to put my new future flock but I need to learn as much as possible before I start, I use to work on a farm that had chickens but they were free range and had no coop and there was poop everywhere, I don't want this and the area I live now has a lot of predators such as snakes, raccoons, opossum, fox, cougars, hawks, owls and eagles...
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
    Be Well Be Blessed Smile ☺
     
  2. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    :welcome:highfive::frow
     
  3. R3bauer

    R3bauer Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! Lots of great info here.
     
  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC! Best of luck for your chicken adventures.
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    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
     
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  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself comfortable. :D
     
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  8. angeldevil0271

    angeldevil0271 Chirping

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    Welcome! :welcome
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    You'll need a Fort Knox of a coop and run to keep the predators away. Too many bad ones to chance free ranging. I'd suggest 1/4" hardware cloth around the bottom 18" of your run to keep out snakes. You'll find lots more advice on the predator threads.
     
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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