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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Begale30, Nov 22, 2019.

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  1. Begale30

    Begale30 In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am certainly not new to chickens. Our oldest girls are about 6 years old. We ordered chickens about 6 and half years ago through an online catalog. Since, we rescued a rooster and eventually we've raised a few of our own chicks.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Right now we have 4 hens that are 6 years old, a Rooster and a hen that are 2 years old that we hatched from our own hens, a duck who is 2 years old we bought from a local feed store, and 6 hens that are about 6-9 months old

    (3) What breeds do you have? Some of the breeds we have are Australop, Barred Rock, Silkies, Orphington, Maran/Welsummer rooster, Isbar hen and rooster.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I love to watch the chickens roam the yard. I also really love being treated by them and how sweet they are for the kids to handle.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband and I are currently located on the East Coast about 45 mins from the City of Philadelipia, however he just received a job offer in the midwest of North Dakota. We are wondering if anyone has traveled that far with chickens, or if they have any suggestions for such things. Also, we're looking to move towards Carrington ND and Fesseden ND, does anyone know the regulations on chickens there? I have searched high and low on the internet without success.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    A friend of mine recently traveled with her flock of 4 LF Cochins from NY to TX. She set up the coop and run in TX before she drove them down. They made the trip well and everyone seems happy.
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    My neighbor recently brought her birds from California to TN. They traveled in dog crates with wood chips on the floor. They made frequent stops to give them water and fresh air. They all made it just fine.
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Good morning and welcome to the BYC flock!!!
     
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    N F C thankful

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    :welcome


    Best of luck to you, have a safe trip and good luck with the flock!
     
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  7. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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  8. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  9. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
     
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  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome to the flock :welcome
     
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