Hi from Upstate NY!


Squatch Watchin'
Premium member
Sep 9, 2019
Central Virginia
Thank you.
I think my biggest problems are losing them to the local wildlife or having them get hurt. I also have a hard time in the winter - and knowing I have to take care of them even when I don't want to go outside can be draining sometimes.
If I do get back into chickens, I've got more ideas, like how to build fort knox, better coop designs, etc. I have been tempted by chicken math, but so far, have been able to resist knowing I could easily get overwhelmed.
I'll probably live vicariously through this site and laugh at the enablers :lol: Now that I have an account, I may even join in :lau
I have a limit that my coop can fit and I will not go over that (hopefully). I just hatched 21 chicks I'm using for meat (I am keeping maybe 2 depending on coloring) and it'll feed my family so I'm happy about that.

We have had to redo a lot due to predators but it's only helped our flock every time we do it. Predators are hard to keep up with, but eventually you'll find something that works.


Inuit Raven
Staff member
Premium member
8 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop
Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

We are so glad you decided to join our community! If you feel you must let go of chickens, it's ok! :hugs Not all of us keep a flock and many BYCer's do not! I recently lost my last hen of 9+ years old and I do not have any chickens either! :oops: BYC is a nice and in my opinion the ONLY nice social media out there. We are a wonderful group of sensitive and understanding folks, we have social threads you can chat in, a family life forum, other pets and livestock forums, you can chat about just anything.

So feel free to peck around here on BYC and we hope you stay. :)


Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay my oh what a beautiful day
Premium member
Dec 29, 2015
Mossyrock, WA
Welcome to Backyard Chickens What the cluck is the answer sometimes
we get curve balls ... Do you have your mitt on ? did not have any here for like 35 years
then surrendered they give me reason to get up of a morning .. You can enjoy the community built here with or without birds

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