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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenChester, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    Hi! I have been following for a little while to learn about chickens. Now that we have them, I wanted to start participating. I do live in a neighborhood, but have 3 acres. My son has been obsessed with chickens since he was 2 when he asked Santa for one. Everythinh has been about chickens since. Now that he is 10 and has shown mire responsibility with our dog and learning about chickens, we bought 10 chicks. This is all new to us. I look forward to learning more and participating!

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. Seems you have a nice brooder and coop already done - well done!

    Here's a few links on raising chicks that may be interesting:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ChickenChester, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you aboard! Looks like CTKen gave you some great research links to explore. But from the looks of your brooder and coop, you are already well on your way to a successful chicken experience! BYC is a friendly outfit so feel free to ask any questions you have along the way!
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Nice intro, thanks for sharing with us! Kids and chicks just seem to go together...glad your son finally got his wish.

    Make yourself at home here!
     
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  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to our wonderful forum! I am so glad you joined Backyard Chickens, I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  6. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm sure your son will take excellent care of the chicks. He really looks involved with them. That's great. Just be sure the wire top doesn't get blocked, chicks do need air, and the brooder is solid sided all around.
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ChickenChester [​IMG] Welcome!

    I love the pic of the kids watching the chicks .. beats television any day! Best wishes to you all.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG]Always good to encourage kids to love animals. Welcome to the flock!
     

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