Hi from South Africa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Deanoza, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Deanoza

    Deanoza New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Feb 19, 2015
    Hellooo everyone, I'm a sheep and cattle farmer from ZA, and I know nothing abput poultry. I keep a few hens for eggs, they scratch around our garden, but have to be penned at night. We usually get old hens from my neighbours wife, who produces "free range" eggs :thumbdown:.
    This time though I decided to buy young, 11 week old, pullets, but needed advice as to how to grow them out, hence joining the forum.
    I'm an avid mtb'er and was pointed at this forum by one of our local cucling forum members. The posts by members on this forum have helped tremendously. So I thought I'd better join.
    I'm getting 10 Rhode Island Red birds from a local enthusiast. He's helped me lots with advice about the birds.

    Btw my avatar is a pic of our last cat, who was deffo not stalking the hens before I came out the kitchen door, ha yeah, and a couple of our last group of hens.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,899
    3,361
    471
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new pullets. The learnng centre has some excellent articles with lots of good reading to be found there. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have everyone here to help and very friendly. Good luck with your new birds.
    Enjoy BYC, I am sure you will
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,699
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,817
    1,185
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D , glad you joined in
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock"

    Definitely check out the Learning Center. It should have lots of information on raising chicks. [​IMG] You may also want to post in the Raising Chicks section, here: Raising Baby Chicks Alternatively, you may get more answers in the Managing Your Flock section, since you'll be getting older chicks: Managing Your Flock
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    5,755
    704
    306
    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Welcome to BYC! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! This site is a great resource, I'm sure you'll find answers to all you questions here. :)
    [​IMG]
    Off topic, but what breeds of cattle and sheep do you raise?
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chickens! I'd definitely check out the Learning Center that Wyandottes7 linked to.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,339
    4,263
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Cute avatar! The other member have given you good links to explore.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,794
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,400
    10,105
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined the Backyard Chickens flock [​IMG]. You have been given some excellent links to check out. Wish you much success with your "younger" birds. I generally tell folks to beware of friends offering chickens. They either tend to be old, or morph into cockerels.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by