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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IRChicken, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. IRChicken

    IRChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello BYC,

    I look forward to learning more and contributing to this community.
    Keeping chickens has become a new interest for me and am researching a lot.

    I visited the local county agricultural extension and inquired about raising chickens in my city and they said to go for it.
    Next, they asked if I would like to run a 4H seminar on raising chickens but I declined citing insufficient knowledge.

    I am grateful that BYC as a resource is available, it has helped to accelerate my understandings about chickens.
    The old time books were very useful, finding them at archive.org, improving my ideas about raising chickens.

    So far I've read, Egg Farming in California, Modern Egg Farming, Open-Air Poultry Houses. I'm currently reading The Dollar Hen.
    Without these books I think I would not be as well prepared to raise chickens.

    Cheers,

    IRChicken [​IMG]
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are really doing your research!! [​IMG]
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  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy your research!

    I studied for a year before I got my first chickens because I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing.

    I raised a chicken from an egg years ago and knew nothing. Everything was fine; however, knowing what I know now, I feel real sorry for that chicken.

    Glad you could join us here at BYC and [​IMG]
     
  5. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, IRChicken and [​IMG]. Happy you joined our flock. You are right - BYC is a super learning tool! [​IMG] Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  9. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your house!
    Quote:You'll really enjoy it here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you will have a lot to contribute to the forum

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