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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by presley, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI,
    I'm from southern Alabama, was raised around chickens but has been about 30 years since have been around them. My husband has converted part of the barn, and fenced off part of field for coop and run, and have bought all feeders, waterers and all. I have a couple different people in line to buy young chickens from, and am very excited. Plan on getting rhode island reds, barred rocks, orpington buffs, and maybe some others. We are going later this week to look. They are all around 12 - 15 weeks age, and I do not plan on getting any roosters at this time. I'm sure will be bugging everyone with lots of questions!![​IMG]
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    [​IMG] From Missouri and [​IMG]

    Feel free to ask all the questions you want....and glad that you joined [​IMG]
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC, from California! You're going to love the various forums. The two most important things I like about BYC are the things you can learn so you don't make expensive mistakes, and the things you can learn to fix the mistakes you made before you checked BYC first.... [​IMG]

    The very best thing about BYC is its members. They are helpful, informative, supportive, and frequently very funny. I have made many friends "I've never met" as well as some really good, friends I HAVE met.

    Glad you joined us!
     
  5. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
    Sydney
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Australia!

    Oh, I remember the good ole days when I was getting ready for the first chicks... I went totally overboard. I've never had a pet besides fish before (they died) so I was determined to do it right [​IMG]
    Homemade feeders, waterers, cardboard brooder, the whole lot. Turned out most of the stuff either failed or wasn't needed. We ended up replacing the waterer I'd worked so hard on with a chipped ceramic bowl. I was 12 at the time [​IMG]

    The fellow BYCers are great people. Something chickens do to you, I guess... we can band together and defend our birds from nosy pryers [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. You might consider purchasing chickens from one place. Mixing birds from different flocks isnt a good idea. It's possible a disease/parasites could be introduced from one source to another within your chickens. Practice biosecurity. Good luck.
     
  7. Benelli

    Benelli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Columbus, GA!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. jcf3202

    jcf3202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Pennsylvania!
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  10. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State! [​IMG]
     

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