Hi from way too sunny California!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pdforme, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. pdforme

    pdforme Just Hatched

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    Happy to have found this wonderful resource. I am so new I have no chickens! I have however been contemplating for a long time, and I have 5 chicks ordered, no males. Should be here around the 20th. I have always loved gardening, and now have got into more fruit trees than in the past. I am in the smoldering Coachella Valley, Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. I ordered chicks that supposedly are more heat tolerant than most but will still be be a challenge.We can easily have multiple 110 days for a while, and if there is any humidity it doesn't get below 90 overnight. Looking forward to going through the tons of valuable info available here. So far mostly looking for coop plans I can handle. Anyway happy to be here!
    Darell
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Darell and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Here's some links that may be useful:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/788391/keeping-chickens-cool-in-summer-heat

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Darell [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock when they arrive, 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 [​IMG]
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, so glad you've joined us!
    In addition to the great links already shared above, you may want to stop by here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you to find your local/state thread where you can find others that may be in the same area as you that can offer some experience and insight on the ins and outs of chicken keeping where you live.
     
  5. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    Hi there and [​IMG] ! We are glad you could join us!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Darell glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Darell, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Looks like you've gotten a plethora of advice and links to explore so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :celebrate
     
  8. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC neighbor, well sorta... I am up in Idyllwild where its much cooler:)

    Lots of shade, cool water and maybe some misters would be a good idea, multiple days of 110 seems optimistic Ive seen multiple days of 115 120 down there!

    What breeds did you order?

    Gary
     
  9. pdforme

    pdforme Just Hatched

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    Hi Gary,
    Thanks, sure love your area and it must be especially beautiful this year. We always make it up for the Memorial Day garage sales and have camped off and on at Lake Hemet for many years. I don't want to get into it but I am flying "under the radar" down here which I know and understand is frowned upon. Please don't hold it against me. Yes multiple days in the teens is not that unusual, didn't want the forum to think I should have bought "roasters" instead of hens. I have been here for 45 years and have seen from 24 degrees to 124. Tried to shop for heat surviving birds, bought one Easter Egger, 2 Buff Opingtons, a Welsummer and a Rhode Island Red.
    How many, what kinds and for how long have you been doing it?
    Take care
     
  10. pdforme

    pdforme Just Hatched

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    Thanks to all for encouraging words, links and help!!
     

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