Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rayelle, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. rayelle

    rayelle New Egg

    Mar 7, 2017
    Tri Cities
    I'm new to raising chickens, I just picked up 7 chicks on Friday, I have 4 buff Orpingtons and 3 easter Eggers. So far it's a lot of fun! They're so cute and I'm excited to watch them grow up :)
    This week or the next I'll be building them a coop to move into when they are big enough, but for now they're in a big cardboard box in the Garage with all the fixings
    I've been lurking here for months while I was doing the research on raising back yard chickens, so I look forward to posting and being a part of the community here!
  2. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm new here too, should have my chicks in the next few days. Welcome to the family! [​IMG]
  3. chameleon

    chameleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun with your chicks, and you'll find many friendly, helpful people here if you need advice or just want to share pics and stories of your chickens.
  4. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2015
    Rainbow Nation
    [​IMG] I am sure you will enjoy your chicks - they grow up so fast
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new little flock. This link may be interesting - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, rayelle, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Looks like CTKen did the heavy lifting with the great advice and links so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  7. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens

    Welcome! Hope you enjoy owning chickens, they are pretty amazing!! :welcome
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Rayelle. Hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us and I hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow

  10. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Glad you're enjoying the chicks! Better get that coop built soon, those tiny chicks grow fast!

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