hi new guy from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moparguy, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. moparguy

    moparguy New Egg

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    Hello i am new and the wife and kids are talking me into getting chickens. I know nothing about them. Hopefully i can learn from here and i have some books from the library. I have gotten wood pallets to use for the coop and have storage cabinet to use for the nest. I will post pics of that soon. Nice to be here and thanks
     
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] You'll find lots of friendly helpful people here! I read lots of library books also when getting started but I found this part of BYC to be the most educational;

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    I started with ZERO chicken experience as well. I now have 11 happy healthy chickens and I enjoy them so much more than I thought I would!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could check out the coops section for ideas, lots of people use pallets for their coop.
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello!
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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    x2 on the Learning Center, it's full of interesting articles to help you get off on the right foot. The Search box (upper left, under the logo) can be a big help in finding information and always feel free to ask questions.

    A few things to keep in mind when you're ready to start building the coop:
    - make it as large as possible (chickens hate being crowded)
    - make it tall enough for you to stand up in so it will be easier to clean
    - make it as predator proof as possible
    - provide for ventilation

    Between the Learning Center and the other reading you're doing, you'll be an expert chicken wrangler in no time!
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  7. dlp40

    dlp40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the flock/forum. I knew nothing of chickens last feb. now through this site,experience,and my local chicken friends, i fancy myself about 40% chicken smarter, lol.
    Ask any question and you will have at least 1 reply which should be helpful....if not bump the post until we help[​IMG].

    Welcome again and enjoyď
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks for joining us, and I hope you learn a lot from the site!
     
  10. moparguy

    moparguy New Egg

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    Thanks
     

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