LEARNING MY NEW CHICKEN FAMILY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PINKCHICKENLADY, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. PINKCHICKENLADY

    PINKCHICKENLADY In the Brooder

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    HELLO,
    JUST JOINED AFTER BEING RECOMMENDED BY SEV. FRIENDS AND SOME RESEARCH. HOPING TO LEARN MORE. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME RAISING CHICKENS BUT ALWAYS WANTED TO. I HAVE SIX NEW CHICKS NOT REALLY SURE OF THE BREEDS EXCEPT ( ONE PLYMOUTH BARRED ROCK ) BUT WHO KNEW THERE WERE SO MANY.
    WE BOUGHT THEM @ SOUTHERN STATES MARCH 13TH AND THEY WERE ABOUT A WEEK OLD THEY SAID. HAD THEM IN A TOTE WITH HEAT LAMP IN MY LIVING ROOM, THEN ADDED BABY GATES WHEN THEY STARTED FLY UPWARDS. NOW THEY HAVE BEEN OUT IN THEIR NEW PINK CHICKEN SHACK IN MY BACK YARD STILL WITH HEAT LAMP. OUR CRAZY WEATHER, YESTERDAY WAS FIRST DAY OUTSIDE AND THEY LOVED IT. TAKING IT STEP BY STEP
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC


    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
     
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  4. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    NICE TO MEET YOU. WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?
     
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Once your chicks are about 5-6 weeks old, you can post full-figure side view photos of them on this forum to get some help with identifying the breeds:
    What Breed Or Gender is This?

    Have fun and thanks for joining us!
     
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    It is very nice to meet you!

    It is great that you got the chicks out of the house. That is always a special day
     
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  7. PINKCHICKENLADY

    PINKCHICKENLADY In the Brooder

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    NOT SHOUTING LOL CANT FIND MY GLASSES
     
  8. PINKCHICKENLADY

    PINKCHICKENLADY In the Brooder

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    Cool... Thanks for that information. Will do !!
     
  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello, :welcome You’ve come to the right place! 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.
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under PINKCHICKENLADY :frowWelcome!

    I am pleased you found your glasses ;)

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.
     

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