Hi from Zimbo

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zimbo, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone. My name is Sean and I live in Belfast, Ireland. I have been considering keeping perhaps 3 hens for my own supply of eggs and as pets. I have been reading up on it but I must confess that I am a bit concerned about attracting rats and about any health risks to my lungs. Any advice or a pointer on how to navigate the site to find this information would be greatly appreciated. I would really interested in rescued battery hens. This looks like a fabulous site! God bless. Sean.
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    Coop Ideas:
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    BYC has an APP!
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy Sean :frow from another Sean!
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC! @Texas Kiki has given you an elxellent link to learning to navigate BYC.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
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  6. Zimbo

    Zimbo In the Brooder

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    Thank you all so much for the warm welcome. Sean
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

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  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    Hi Sean, it's nice to have you here with us! Good for you on doing your homework before diving into getting poultry...just like so many other endeavors, it's best to be as prepared as possible.

    Good luck to you!
     
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  9. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello Sean.
    Welcome to BYC.
    A dust mask when cleaning coops will certainly reduce health risks.
    Don't leave feed out will help not to attract rats. Feed the chickens and take the food away.
     
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  10. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Well Sean and welcome to BYC :welcome
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