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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Indichic1, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Indichic1

    Indichic1 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Hi, I just adopted 3 chickens from a friend today.
    I am excited to learn all I can from all the members here.
    I think there is alot of fun to be had with "
    BackYard Chickens" !
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens did you get from your friend?
     
  3. Indichic1

    Indichic1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a Barred Rock and 2 New Hampshire Reds. They came with a small tractor coop, but it has seen its better days. I am checking out everyone's coops to figure out what I would like to build. I like the idea of a tractor so I can move the coop around, but I also like coops that are probably to big to become tractors. Decisions are sometimes hard to make!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  6. Indichic1

    Indichic1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I am thrilled to have found this chicken community!
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've had both breeds and they are good, hardy, dependable breeds that will give you lots of nice, large, brown eggs. Good luck in getting your coop built and with your flock.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Most likely you will get bitten by the chicken addiction bug, and a tractor will be too small to contain your flock. Before you know it you will be wanting several other breeds, or decide to incubate eggs and keep the chicks, and BINGO you need a full sized coop and large enclosed run, and a helper to gather all the eggs for you. I'm just mentioning this as a new friend. It's much better to build larger than have to make an addition on what you build now. It's also better to have several chickens/ chicks at one time so you don't have to go thru integration process every time you want a new bird. Get it all over with at once.
     

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