Hi There!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 3DPhamily, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. 3DPhamily

    3DPhamily Just Hatched

    Jan 11, 2017
    Hello Everyone!

    We've got the chicken fever! We just bought our first home and are gathering all the info. we can to start our own little flock this Spring. We are interested in learning all we can before we buy/order our little chicks and can't wait for the fun, companionship, and EGGS our chickens will give us.

    Thanks to all for such a wealth of information!!

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    The best place I know of to start is with the Learning Center. It's full of articles to help you get off on the right foot. The search box (upper left, under the logo) is also a great way of finding answers to questions you may have.

    And don't ever be worried about asking questions...everyone was new at some point and we're all here to help one another.

    Have fun and thanks for joining us!
  3. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under 3DPhamily [​IMG] Welcome!

    Besides the Learning Centre N F C has recommended: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    there are also some great coop ideas here if you do not already have any: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    You might want to say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] That chair looks awfully inviting .
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  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    And congrats on your decision to get your own flock.

    IMO you are doing this the right way, research, plan and then make the jump.

    But, do build larger than the minimum coop/run requirements, get started on the building by the time you get those chicks, they grow so fast and enjoy every minute [​IMG]
  7. yellowbee0110

    yellowbee0110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2016
    North Carolina, USA
    Yay! Chicken fun!
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Lots of folks have the fever so you're among good company here. Best wishes on your poultry adventure!!
  9. 3DPhamily

    3DPhamily Just Hatched

    Jan 11, 2017
    Here's the very early beginnings of the coop...





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  10. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2017
    That looks like it's gonna be great! [​IMG]

    Enjoy your feathered friends! I am a duck person, of course - but, my friend has chickens that are just adorable! I have no ducks right now; I am trying to convince my dad to help me fix the duck pen - of course he will, but when he will is a different matter lol (He rlly is the best though - He cared about the ducks almost as much as me!). Anyways. BYC is great, and you are clearly a very hard working person. This site has so much information stored, and so many new friends to meet!

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