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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TexasTay, Mar 13, 2018.
Brand new and doing my research before we buy chickens!
Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.
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 may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread
Howdy Happy to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!
Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC!
We are glad you joined our flock.
Jump right in and make yourself at home.
This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:
Official BYC Coop Page Contest - Fall-Winter 2017
The 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong!
Hello and I hope you enjoy the site and well done on doing your research carefully. There’s a lot of very knowledgeable members here so I hope all your questions are answered. Good luck on your chicken journey!
Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
Welcome to Backyard Chickens!
Do you know what breeds you want to get?
So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens
G’Day from down under TexasTay Welcome!
I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.
Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two may be of particular interest at this stage:
Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators
This article may help you decide on a breed: Pickin a Chicken and I recommend this excellent article also: How Much Room Do Chickens Need
If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out