I've read the boards, bought the coop, getting the girls tonight...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SavannahRaby, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. SavannahRaby

    SavannahRaby New Egg

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    I am in North Carolina. I've read tons and tons on the Boards. So thankful to have them to look through in an attempt to somewhat prepare for raising backyard chickens. We purchased a small coop, but I'm really thinking we will need to go to a larger one. We are getting two 5 month old buckeyes tonight. What are some things that you really wish you would have know that first night/week/month/winter?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It sounds as if you are well prepared - good luck with your flock.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at the Backyard chickens flock. General rule of thumb is 4-5 sq.feet per bird in the coop (excluding roost and nest box space) and 10 sq.feet per bird in the outdoor run.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Getting your first chickens is sort of like having your first baby...you read all the books, get everyone's advice and then when the big moment arrives, you feel totally unprepared, lol. At least, that's how it was for me. One thing I did not know to plan for was the possibility of having chicks with special health needs so be sure to have some basic first aid items on hand in case of emergencies (things like Vaseline, Blu-Kote, electrolites, vet wrap, etc.). Better to be prepared then have something come up that requires a last minute trip to town.

    Good luck with your new flock, if you have questions always feel free to ask.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  7. SavannahRaby

    SavannahRaby New Egg

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    Thank you all! We just got our first egg yesterday... and our second today! I'm so proud!
     
  8. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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