Hi from Northwest Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PeepPeep74, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. PeepPeep74

    PeepPeep74 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
    Hi, everyone! My name is Kristen and I’m fairly new to raising chickens. I bought 18 chicks back in August and have quite successfully raised them to laying age. I lost 2 babies in the beginning from the heat, but quickly found that placing a fan close to their hutch kept the air circulating quite nicely for them. I have 3 Asian Blues, 4 ISA Browns, 1 Black Rock, and 8 Cornish Rocks. 4 of my rocks are roosters, but seem to tolerate each other well. I haven’t had any nasty fights. So far, everything has been going well and we have been enjoying the eggs that my girls are finally providing. The only unpleasant issue is our coop situation. But we are working on getting a better set up so they are cleaner and more comfortable. I look forward to learning more about my babies and sharing my experiences! ❤️
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  2. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC, Kristen! Great to have you here!
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Kristen :frow Welcome!

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    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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share 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 ;)
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Kristen, it's nice to meet you.
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC Broody with chicks.jpeg
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    They will love the new coop!
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Kristen and welcome to our community. Good luck with your coop build / renovations.
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Kristen:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Kristen and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
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  10. PeepPeep74

    PeepPeep74 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
    Thank you, all, for such a warm welcome. I’m already enjoying navigating the sight and am amazed at how much information is out there!

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