I am about as green as they get.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LaceyM, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. LaceyM

    LaceyM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    I was told to sign up so I can learn and maybe give my chicken friends a break from pecking their brains
    I live in Northern California.... way NORTH. A friend gave me 10 chicks and will be hatching some more for me.
    I am a first timer and in 24 hrs I am hooked!

    My goal is to have enough chickens for eggs and also for meat. I know it is cheaper to buy chicken from the store... but rather know what goes in the chickens than playing the guessing game.

    I am looking forward to learning.
    Lacey
     
  2. omi4500

    omi4500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to give you a big welcome from another newbie (first timer as well...got my babies at the end of April). I still feel like I have so much to learn, but the babies are so much fun. I have my coffee outside with them almost every morning. :) I was hooked from day 1, too, and have enjoyed watching their individual personalities and quirks develop!

    Best wishes!
    ~Liz
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and Welcome from VA! So glad you joined!
    I like hatching better then buying to. Don't forget to check out our learning center![​IMG]
    Have fun with your peeps!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, nothing better than eating your own home grown eggs and meat. What you buy in the grocery store is always Mystery Meat of some kind.

    Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of good articles on helping you get started.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks did you get?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very happy that you joined the flock, you sound like the rest of the chickeners on BYC. You are most welcome.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS Chickens seem to get into the bloodstream quicker than drugs - yes you are addicted from day one. Nothing but enablers here - no one will ever say you have too many chickens.
     
  9. LaceyM

    LaceyM Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow... thank you everyone for all the warm welcomes!
    I have spent a lot of time reading today. Learning a lot.
    I already want more!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Just be careful to succumbing to "chicken math." Very few BYC members are immune to it. :eek:)
     

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