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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MFord, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. MFord

    MFord In the Brooder

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    hey everyone- I’m new to chickens entirely, but I’m very excited to start our flock this spring. I have a family of 8 and we live in a very rural community. Our goal in raising chickens is dual purpose, egg production and meat, in an effort to provide a greater independence for our family and give our children a sense of purpose and responsibility. I’m looking forward to learning more and getting to know other members of this community!
    Thanks in advance- MFord
     
  2. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
    I grow chickens, ducks and turkeys for meat and eggs. Once you've tasted one that you've grown, you'll never go back to store bought.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us! Raising poultry is a great hobby for the entire family.

    Make yourself at home here and always feel free to ask questions...we're all here to help each other.
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  6. Welcome to BYC! Glad to have you here! Good luck starting your backyard flock!:celebrate
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    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

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    :frowwelcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
  9. MFord

    MFord In the Brooder

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    We just got started last year on our little 12 acre plot- it’s been slow going getting started but I am super excited for this year: I see big changes ahead and I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks!
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    WOW 12 acres :thyou could even raise Emus. Thank you for joining the Backyard Chickens community- always room for more.
     
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