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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lilredwings, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. lilredwings

    lilredwings In the Brooder

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    Hi y’all!

    Just joined the other day. Very excited to find an online community of other fowl lovers. :D

    I’m brand new to owning chickens. I have a chick flock of seven. There are four bantams (I think Old English breed), two Amberlinks, and one Barred Rock. Three are sexed as pullets and rest will be a surprise. Lol

    Thanks for having such a great and informative community! I look forward to sharing a lot.
     
  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    Enjoy your chickens!! :D
     
  3. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Oh sweetie... no no no.. we are not a group of fowl lovers... we are Crazy Chicken People..... We will beg for pics of your flock, we will show you pics of our flock, we will talk you into getting MORE chickens... and talk you into hatching your own from eggs... we are complete and total chicken enablers... so run!!! :gig

    IN the meantime:

    :welcome:celebrate

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
  4. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    PS. Can you post pics of your flock now?!?!? :D
     
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    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 can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    :welcome so glad you decided to join our flock.
     
  9. lilredwings

    lilredwings In the Brooder

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    Thank you, all for the warm welcome!

    I went to take a picture this morning of the flock. My Barred Rock was sitting on top of the feeder. That was new! Lol
     

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  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    If you haven't already, fix up a top for their brooder...those little rascals can fly short distances (as in, out of the brooder) at a young age.

    Thanks for joining us, have fun with your flock!
     

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