Hi Folks! Band New Beginner!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Coockoocachoo, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Coockoocachoo

    Coockoocachoo New Egg

    Feb 27, 2016
    Greetings, my good friend/housemate and I are starting from scratch here with you guys as our chicken support community! Don't get me wrong, we are animal people and between the two of us we have raised a small army of various types of animalia. Just thought, "hey, might be fun to try with an online support community!"

    So, we are looking at the possibilities and all that it would entail to bring our own little brood of chickens into the world literally from the ground up! I am a builder and can make just about anything from scratch and my housemate possesses one of the finer minds known to humankind. As you can also see, we are also very humble :p I'll supply some pix later of the space we are working with for those who may be interested in maybe throwing in on the planning process?

    We are really excited to be embarking on this process and look forward to working with you all!


  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hey, Coock, welcome to BYC. Poultry raising is good common sense animal husbandry. The methods that you have used with other species will work here, Click on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page then go to the forums check out what interests you and question away. Good luck in establishing your flock.
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    You are in for a really great adventure getting your own flock. Their needs are different than other pets, but they are less trouble than most.

    I do envy your building expertise, but had the help of a friend (retired builder) to accomplish my coop and another with experience to expand the run.

    Do visit the Learning Center and Coops forums for helpful info and ideas

    And I would recommend starting with baby chicks, would not have missed a minute of those early days.[​IMG]

    Enjoy the forums, feel free to post questions. We are here to help.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sourland has pointed you in the right direction...the Learning Center is a great place to get started. The Search box in the upper left (under the logo) will help you find information. And of course, feel free to ask questions.

    Good luck with all your plans and thanks for joining us!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. It's a very good idea to check out the predator threads as well - know the enemy, and their usual mo.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some great advice from other members, so I'll just say hello and wish you all the best with your impending chicken adventure!

  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. :frow
  9. Coockoocachoo

    Coockoocachoo New Egg

    Feb 27, 2016
    Thank you all very warm welcome! Its always nice to be received nicely into a new group Looking forward to getting to know you all and living and growing with you!

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