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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SoCalHotspur, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. SoCalHotspur

    SoCalHotspur New Egg

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    Hey everybody. We're just starting out on this adventure here in Bakersfield,CA. Can't wait to start building a coop so I can start collecting some eggs. We became interested from all the research we did on how animals are treated in the farm industry. Going vegan sounded way too hard for us meat eaters. So, why not go outside the box and make you're own eggs(not us literally). Hopefully this adventure isn't too crazy or expensive. We are grateful for an online community like this with loads of information. Can't wait!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Enjoy the trip!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You will find everything you need right here! Check out our Learning Center for all the basics and the top of each section for the blue "sticky" threads. There you will find handy links to threads covering the frequently asked questions and other important info. Also check out Frequently Asked Questions, if you scroll past the site related Q's you will find more chicken related Q's and links to answers and discussion. In the Coops section you will find some great designs and some of those coops were not terribly expensive either. And if you have any more questions, just go to the relevant section and ask. We're here to help!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, SoCalHotspur, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from a fellow So Cal-er! My husband and I went nearly vegan a few years ago after doing the same research you did on factory farming. After about three years, I couldn't handle it any longer and had to go back to meat but nothing factory farmed. We had a hard time finding meat that suited our specs, but now we have a local source for beef (it's sooo delicious!) as well as pork and chicken. This also led to us raising our own chickens, in addition to the extra food security it provides. The eggs are so yummy and we have four "customers" that buy from us to supplement our organic feed costs. It's so much fun, a bit of a learning curve, but with the help of this forum you'll do just fine.
     

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