Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Courtney1253, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Courtney1253

    Courtney1253 In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2018
    I am new to owning chicks. My four children, fiancé and I live on a beautiful old farm in Kansas and decided we needed to bring some chickens into the picture. We let the kids pick out chicks and ended up with five Orpingtons, four Australorps and three Rhode Island Reds. They are about six weeks old and growing fast. I didn't realize just how fast they do grow. We have them in our garage, in a make shift coop, while we are refinishing the old coop that hasn't been used in probably fifty years, but it is beautiful and has great structure and potential for what we need. I have already learned so much from this site, I have to say I will be stealing some of the ideas for feeders and watering systems :) Glad to have stumbled across this for all the help and information.

  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello Courtney and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC 2.gif

    You have come to the right place!

    Enjoy the new farm animals
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Courtney, it's nice to have you here! That's great the entire family is getting involved in the chicken raising, it's a fun and rewarding hobby for everyone.

    Make yourself at home here, thanks for joining us!
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! This site has definitely helped me tremendously through my chicken troubles.
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Courtney1253, ronott1, N F C and 2 others like this.
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcomeYou’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed. Good luck with your chicks!
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Courtney... :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    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 ;)

    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.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Your kids picked some excellent breeds.

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