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Hi from Long Island, NY!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sukigirl, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Sukigirl

    Sukigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for allowing me to become a member of BYC. Although I had chickens as a child (many moons ago lol) 8 months ago I decided to start raising chickens for the eggs and experience for my own children. I am so hooked now!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's so nice you have got back into keeping chickens. I'm sure your children will be enjoying it very much too. It's a great way for them to learn how to care for animals.
    What breed/s do you have? Be sure to ask any questions that you may have,everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, you will fit in well with the other chicken addicts on here.
     
  5. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Sukigirl

    Sukigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I currently have a Polish rooster, an Easter Egger, a Barred Rock, 2 sex-linked hens and 2 other unknown mixed breed ladies! This coming spring I'll be adding 2 Cream Legbars. I free ranged them for a few months but then one was picked off by a hawk :( So we built long run for them and only allow free ranging a few hours a week. It makes me so sad they cannot be free all day. Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning a lot from all of you!!! :)
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome, and I'm sorry about your loss to the hawk. It's always sad to lose one of our flock. :eek:(
     
  9. Sukigirl

    Sukigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I'm sorry you've lost one of your birds. Predators are one of the hazards of free ranging. Of course there are benefits too so it's up to each owner to decide which they would like to do.

    If you are interested in chatting with other members from NY, you can find your state thread here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
    Sometimes it can be helpful to talk with members that are closest to you.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

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