Hi, I'm new

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hannan, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Hannan

    Hannan In the Brooder

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    I"m Hannan, and a couple weeks ago, my family bought six new chicks, three black sex links (mine to care for) and three yellow chicks that I forgot which species they are, but my sister, who's in charge of those, probably remembers. They're all hens, because we don't have a large enough estate to have roosters.
    I kind of stumbled across this website a few years ago, when we bought eight pullets from a farmer. They were all different species, but they seemed to get along well enough. Seven died at the claws of local predators (Mom clipped their wings), and one dangled to death. This was spread out over the course of two years. I'm not really an expert on raising chickens, though, so I've been surfing the web looking for help. Before the pullets, we had some other chicks when I was four, but I can't remember the details, just that Dad's terrible chick care ended with a dead chick, and we had to return the surviving ones for their sake.
    I love taking care of my chicks, but they're growing so fast! It's difficult to keep up with them, especially since I'm still a beginner. I also like writing and reflection and looking up life hacks and DIY projects. I'm still in school.
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    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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  3. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chirping

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    Welcome to the fam!! Please ask if you have any questions-we would love to help!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Hannan, you could post on the "predator threads," to ask how best to safeguard your flock.
     
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  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome Hannan! Great to have you here at BYC!
     
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Hannan :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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    I am pleased you decided to become a member and hope you enjoy yourself. 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. This one might be of particular interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    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 ;)

    Best wishes and good luck!
     
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Hannah:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  9. Hannan

    Hannan In the Brooder

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    I know a bit how, I just don't have the resources/
     
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