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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jessarndt, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. jessarndt

    jessarndt Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to having chickens. I have 5 chickens, 4 hens and a rooster or Little Mama, Monkey, Alissa, Honey, and Daddy Dom. :) I am already in love with them. We got them for eggs, I have read a lot about keeping hens happy to keep them laying. If you have any advice for me feel free to share. Thank you.
     
  2. jessarndt

    jessarndt Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yea, I live in Lawndale, NC..
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    So glad you could join our community!!

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping your birds happy, healthy and safe from predators...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and if you do have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Sounds like you have a nice little flock! I like their names. I would definitely take a look at the Learning Center for some good articles on raising chickens.[​IMG]
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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


    Naming chickens is so fun! I love your's!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome - you might head to "Raising Backyard chickens," forum as well.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I love your chickens' names! x2 On the Learning Center, there are some great articles in there. In a nutshell, keep them safe from predators and comfortable in the coop and run, feed them a well balanced diet (layer pellets/mash is best for active layers - the rooster can eat it too), give them a few treats now and then, like mealworms, spinach, cooked rice…. There's a whole list of safe treats in the "Treats Chart" in the Learning Center. Spend time with them, talking to them, interacting with them and just watching them, so in time you'll get to know when they are happy and when they need something. Enjoy your little flock and hope you get loads of eggs!
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hopr you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     

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