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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alley101, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Alley101

    Alley101 Just Hatched

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    Hi,

    my name is Alley (@Alley101) and I'm a chicken enthusiast who hopes to start a flock of my own soon!

    I hope to make lots of new friends who enjoy chickens as much as I do!

    - Alley
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, Alley! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    We are so glad to have you![​IMG] Have you checked out our learning center yet? It's the perfect place to satisfy all your chicken enthusiasm cravings. [​IMG] https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Feel free to ask any questions. We are happy to help.[​IMG] Good luck planning for your flock!
     
  3. Alley101

    Alley101 Just Hatched

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    Thanks! I've been a long time fan of BYC and I browse the forums daily. I'm glad I finally joined this wonderful group of people! I love reading from the Learning Center. It's great information for the newbie like myself!

    Thanks for the warm welcome, @Mountain Peeps !

    - Alley
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I remember stalking BYC long before joining too.[​IMG]

    You're very welcome![​IMG]
     
  5. Alley101

    Alley101 Just Hatched

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    Thanks again! ;)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Alley. I think most of us lurked on BYC before joining. It was 8 mos. before I did but, mainly because I didn't know how to use a computer.
     
  7. Alley101

    Alley101 Just Hatched

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    Thanks! Nice to meet you too!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Alley, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. BYC is a great place to do your chicken homework. The Learning Center that Mountain Peeps suggested is awesome. Do some research there and when it's time for you to get your flock you will be ahead of the game. Best wishes and enjoy your chickens! :weee
     
  9. Alley101

    Alley101 Just Hatched

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    Thanks, @redsoxs ! I've been reading up a lot, and I think I'm ready! What do you guys think about Ideal Poultry Hatchery?
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I just received a dozen baby chicks from Ideal last Thursday. All arrived happy and healthy. It was the 3rd time I've used them - twice chickens, once for ducks. I really like them. My only only hesitation would be that Ideal is in Texas and you are in NY. Long trip. Murray McMurray out of Iowa would be a little closer...might be the difference between an extra day in the mail. Here's the link to breeders and hatcheries. Maybe you can find something closer...biggest issue might be time of year. Seems like primarily the bigger outfits are the only ones selling chicks this time of year, whereas spring and summer everyone is. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries
    Good luck to you, Alley! :)
     

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