Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gmatson, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. gmatson

    gmatson Chirping

    Apr 21, 2016
    Hi my name is Ginger. I'm from north east TN. I have 10 chicks. I 7 red stars, 2 Easter eggers, and a polish mix. I have 2 sons. My husband, boys and I are very excited about starting our little flock.

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Ginger

    Glad you could join the flock! Lovely breeds you have there, I keep mainly polish. Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Ginger and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even you are an experienced hand) https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box as there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Ginger. It's always nice when the whole family gets involved. Welcome to Backyard chickens

  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. Good morning Ginger.

    Welcome to BYC, I love it here.

    10 seems like a nice size flock for starting. On my first 2 chicken adventures I did only 3 chicks each time. This time around I have 10 in the brooder and they actually seem happier. Also, I can't believe the difference it made in the behavior of my chicks when I switched to a red light instead of white. They instantly calmed down and seem to be resting a lot better, which will ultimately mean healthier, happier chickens.

    Hope you have a great time here at BYC and raising your flock!

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