1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Im New.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jnicholes, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. jnicholes

    jnicholes Out Of The Brooder

    40
    6
    32
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi Everyone.

    I am new to the forum. I just joined today. I joined because me and my mother have a lot of questions about how to raise backyard chickens. We have never done it before. I saw this website, and I thought I would give the forum a go.

    What sparked our interest in chickens is that we are moving in one week and the house we are moving to has a fenced area with a chicken coop. We thought we would give it a try. Any help or advice for a beginner would be greatly appreciated.

    Jared
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Jared [​IMG] Welcome!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    It goes without saying that you should give the coop a good clean and fix any issues which may allow predator access.

    If you need any tips as to what alterations the coop may need [if any], this is probably a good place to ask: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/596294/post-your-chicken-coop-pictures-here/16380

    Best wishes to you and your mum and enjoy your chickens, they are so much fun!

    I hope you also 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. jnicholes

    jnicholes Out Of The Brooder

    40
    6
    32
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hello There!

    Wow, I didnt think I could get a reply that fast! Thanks for all that helpful info! I will be sure to look at each of those sections you gave me!

    I actually looked at this site a lot before I joined, I know I am going to Nampa, ID in the USA, and I know the chicken ordinance allows up to ten hens if I am not mistaken, and thats all I know!

    I believe I will REALLY enjoy being a member of byc, also! I can already tell this forum was a good choice!

    Thanks for the quick reply,

    Jared
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    27,131
    10,444
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Great links from Teila, so I'll just say welcome aboard, Jared and enjoy.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    33,432
    8,469
    616
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for joining us, best wishes for success with all your plans!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    81,005
    8,100
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Jared. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,446
    1,214
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  8. jnicholes

    jnicholes Out Of The Brooder

    40
    6
    32
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi Everyone!

    Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I really appreciate it! Where exactly do I go on the forum to ask general questions? I have a lot of questions about a lot of chicken related topics, like coop heating, what breeds are good for eggs, etc. Where do I go on the forum to ask all these questions?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Jared
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hello again Jared [​IMG]

    Navigating BYC can take a little getting used to and on which Forum to post a question can sometimes be tricky, depending on the question.

    Your coop heating question I would post on the Coop & Run Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    The egg laying question I would post on the Chicken Behaviours & Egglaying Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    If a question is posted on the wrong forum it is not the end of the world and can be moved by a moderator if need be.

    I definitely recommend a look at the Topic of the Week Archive: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    This is a list of topics already answered by many members so it is a good place to find a lot of answers to a question which has already been asked.

    I hope that helped! [​IMG]
     
  10. jnicholes

    jnicholes Out Of The Brooder

    40
    6
    32
    Feb 16, 2017
    Hi there!

    Thank you so much for the information on where to post questions. I am still getting used to it, but I am getting the hang of it a little.

    Jared
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by