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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by arghyla, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. arghyla

    arghyla Out Of The Brooder

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    New here. No chickens yet trying to do some thorough research first to make sure I am taking care of them right. I have a small Amt of land but my town is zoned for 4 chickens. Woot lol. Huge animal lover. I am hoping to get silkies bc they r so adorable. I'm torn bc I want good layers but I want these girls to be pets too. I love reading everyone's posts. Thank you all this seems like a very nice community
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! You have certainly come to the right place for all the research here. The learning centre is a great place to start. Lots of articles that will help you keep your girls happy, safe and healthy. Here is the link if you have not already checked it out ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck getting started with your new venture. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  3. arghyla

    arghyla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u I have a bit. Navigating by phone isn't the easiest but I'm loving the wealth of info and resource here!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    That's good to hear :D I prefer the desktop version the most but I downloaded the app for mobile and it was better.
     
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  5. arghyla

    arghyla Out Of The Brooder

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    There's an app? I've just been using my browser! Off I go!
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes there is an app :highfive:
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. arghyla

    arghyla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you it seems so informative and enthusiastic here :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are not great layers but, they tend to be very good broodies. That means when the urge to hatch eggs drives them to sit on a nest (even with invisible eggs) and attempt to hatch them. When they are broody, you can even slip fertile eggs under them - from any breed you want. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
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  10. arghyla

    arghyla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u. My original desire to have chickens was the bonus of eggs and lovable new fluffy derps but I'm getting swayed by eggs now :0
     

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