Just starting out

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by barnesinsights, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. barnesinsights

    barnesinsights New Egg

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    Hi! My husband and I just got some land in Arkansas and are starting out small with 6 chicks. (I'm pregnant and getting anymore seems a bit overwhelming at the moment.) I've been looking on this site for years and am so excited to finally have some chickens! Any advise for a first timer is greatly appreciated...
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, I would suggest reading through our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is a lot of useful information there. What part of Arkansas are you from? I was born in Hot Springs, AR, and still love that area. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What breeds are you getting?
     
  3. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This site has a vast amount of information. If you need help with something specific post a question and there is always someone that can help.
    If your just starting out I would recommend 2 books. 1) Backyard Chickens for dummies. 2) Chicken Health for dummies. These were the two most helpful books for me when I first started and I always keep them handy for referral.

    Welcome to BYC and good luck with your new chicks.
     
  4. barnesinsights

    barnesinsights New Egg

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    We are in Royal! I grow up coming to Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita during the Spring/Summer, so happy to be living here. Thanks for the advice! I'm looking around the learning center now.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    The Learning Center is definitely a great place to start.[​IMG] If you can't find answers to some of your questions, just ask! We'll be happy to help in any way we can. Have you thought about which breeds you want yet?
     
  6. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Thanks for joining us! Congratulations on your new flock and beginning another new flock! Best of luck with both!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Your welcome. I have a lot of happy memories swimming and fishing in Lake Ouachita. :eek:)
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Hope you find all the info you're looking for! Feel free to ask any questions!
     
  10. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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