Might well go full crazy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greatmeow, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. greatmeow

    greatmeow Hatching

    Jun 14, 2016
    Kilgore tx
    Hello I'm katy. I have 8 kids, 2 great pyrenees and a cat who thinks he is a dog. I am purchasing a house with an acre of land outside the city limits so I of course I might as well have some chickes but I know absolutely nothing about them. But I have wanted them for about 8yrs now.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there Katy and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Well you certainly have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

    You will want to do some reading in our Learning Center. Lots of good articles on getting started, building the coop, raising the chicks, and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators... https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    And if you still have questions, we have many forums you can ask all kinds of questions! Chickens are a blast to keep. Of course what works for one may not work for you. There is a huge learning curve and over all, by watching your birds, they will train and tell you what they need. You learn as you go.

    So make yourself at home here Katy, and ask any questions you may have.

    Pull up a roost bar and join in on all the chicken chat! :)
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you join us.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Katy. Have you checked to be certain chickens are allowed? Even outside cities, there are usually some restrictions based on area. Better to be safe than sorry.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Katy and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and good luck with your impending chicken adventure.

    All the best
  6. [​IMG]

    Happy you joined us! Chickens are awesome I highly consider getting them. Ask away, because BYC has a LOT of knowledge up their sleeves. We could give you a whole post everything about chickens if you ask [​IMG]
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Here are some places to get you started:

    First off, good info here:


    Then, you'll need to decide what you want (chicks or grown birds) and then make sure you have housing ready for them, and food. Coop designs and chicken feeding here:


    The fun part is choosing breeds. Here are some guidance on that topic:


    Enjoy your new venture and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We've all been new to the hobby once [​IMG]
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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