I am New here to the BYC community.

elarman

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 14, 2014
1
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I am new here to BYC. Well not exactly new, I have been reading the forums for a while whenever i have a question about chickens. I figured it is about time I become a member and take full advantage of what this site has to offer and try to take part in some of the discussions. My wife and I have had chickens for about four years now and it has been a great experience. My children also are very excited about our chickens and have taken a big role in caring for them. this year is the first time we have tried incubating our own eggs and i am very excited to see the outcome.
I am in the military and spend a lot of time away from home. And although i grew up on a farm with chickens, my wife did not and she has found herself forced to learn a lot of stuff to keep our hobby farm running while I am away. This year we expect to hatch our own eggs and also are expecting two of our fainting goats to kid. About the time this all was to go down, I was called away for schools and my wife and children get to experience their first ever hatch and goat births on their own.
I hope that we will be able to find answers to all of our questions (at least the ones pertaining to chickens) on this site so that we can better raise our critters.
Thanks to all of the people who post questions and answers on this site and for all the valuable resources available here as well.
 

BlessedFeathers

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 7, 2014
34
1
22
Dickson, TN
I'm also new to BYC but not new to chickens! I have 6 children that love helping with them. Hatching your own chicks can be addicting! I find myself studying the eggs when we collect them thinking "I wonder what this one would be like...." I've learned you can't hatch them all, lol! Its great that your family can keep the hobby going while you are away. We want goats next year too :)
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium member
10 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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Out to pasture
Thank you for your time in service. Don't worry BYC will be there to help your wife navigate through hatching chicks, goating and whatever else comes her way.
 

Duckopolis

Songster
5 Years
Mar 19, 2014
2,525
67
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In the Wilderness of Colorado
My Coop
My Coop
Good luck with your poultry raising adventures, and I hope you find everything you need to know. Don't forget to take a look at BYC's very useful learning center (If you haven't already)! The learning center as well as the forum should answer your questions! Glad to have you here! See you around with the flock.
 

TwoCrows

A Native Raven
Staff member
Premium member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
41,106
62,448
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New Mexico, USA
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Welcome to BYC!

This is the place to when you own or are thinking about owning poultry! If you need any tips and hints on raising your flock, stop by our learning center here on BYC for lots of great reads on all the aspects of keeping poultry...

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

So glad you could join our community and enjoy this new adventure you are on!
 
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