Helo from Wales!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WelshSpringChicken, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. WelshSpringChicken

    WelshSpringChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Hi all,

    My name is Emma, and I am new to keeping chickens myself (still at the deisgn-a-coop stage). Family have kept chickens when I was small, now that I have my own place I would like to start it up again. Space is limited - so researching on BYC has been occupying my last few weeks!

    It has been many years since having much to do with chickens, where would you guys advise me starting off? I would love hatching eggs but think I would like some more experience first.

    Originally wanting to rescue hens from local batteries (a few knocking about aroung here) but after considering my neighbours a fair bit more than in the beginning I am now looking for quiet breeds who are not that into flying (I would love them to free range). My back garden is fairly chicken-proof anyway but the fence partition is set on a slope, so the top of the fence has a 'stepped' effect - want to be on the safe side.

    Any recommendations/tips for newbies my way would be greatly appreciated, but will be posting many similar in the rest of the forums in the coming weeks/years!

    Nos da!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG], Emma! It's great to have you on BYC! [​IMG] Post some pics when you get the coop completed and your chicks picked out! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. WelshSpringChicken

    WelshSpringChicken Out Of The Brooder

    I will, very surprised I have been able to get around my other half without even asking. He went from 'We're not having chickens' to 'I can build one of those for you' without me saying a word.

    Skillful [​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Emma [​IMG] from Washington Sate glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    [​IMG]. Way to get him to come along, my husband wasn't so sure and he now likes the little hens!
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hi Emma, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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