I'm a new at this

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickenchitter, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Chickenchitter

    Chickenchitter Chirping

    Mar 29, 2018
    I have been wanting backyard chickens for years. My daughter wanted to have them but her subdivision wont allow it, so she talked my wife into it!! We bought a Barred Plymouth Rock and a Rhode Island Red yesterday and are getting a Calico Princess and an Americana tomorrow. we will be deciding on a coop in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned cause I'm probably going to ask a lot of questions....lol!!
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  2. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

    Nov 2, 2015
    New England

    Sounds very exciting! I’ll tell you now, if you can don’t buy a pre-made coop, they are very poor quality and tend to only last a year or two. Homemade is the way to go!
    007Sean, KLIL, Joeschooks and 5 others like this.
  3. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Make yourself at home here and ask all the questions you need...there are a lot of helpful & friendly members here and we're all here to help each other out.

    Thanks for joining us and best wishes!
    007Sean, KLIL, Joeschooks and 5 others like this.
  4. Chickenchitter

    Chickenchitter Chirping

    Mar 29, 2018
    Thanks...that sounds like good advice!
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    007Sean, N F C, Joeschooks and 2 others like this.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hello and Welcome to the Backyard chickens community:frow
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC

    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
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    You’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 or simply just chat about all things chicken :welcome
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Chickenchitter :frow Welcome!

    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.
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  10. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Enjoy your chickens! :D

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