Mostly New

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jitchicken, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. jitchicken

    jitchicken New Egg

    6
    0
    7
    Sep 18, 2014
    Hello Everybody,

    New to the site but have been reading for a while now and primarily new to chickens, meaning I've never had my own but have been around them a decent amount. Wife and I moved to Arizona and have a few acres which allows us to finally have the chickens we've wanted for several years now. Placed an order with privett a week back and the day old chicks will be here next Friday. The winters are mild enough down here that we should not have many problems in starting a flock this time of year. Going to be raising layers and eaters, as chicken meat is delicious and easy to can and store.

    -JIT
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,340
    4,347
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Good luck with your soon-to-be flock!![​IMG] Feel free to ask questions.

    Make sure that the brooder is completely set up before the chicks arrive. Also, dip their beaks in warm water with some sugar or ACV added to it. Check for pasty butt too.

    Here's some great links to check out too.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc

    Glad you joined!
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,163
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with the future chicks! I hope they arrive safely.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,711
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your future flock, hope they all arrive safely!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,133
    5,129
    601
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]


    Congrats on your soon to be new chicks! I have gotten all my birds from Privett Hatchery over the years and have had great luck with their birds.

    Enjoy your new adventure with your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. jitchicken

    jitchicken New Egg

    6
    0
    7
    Sep 18, 2014
    This is great new. I honestly did not really check into them, just realized they were the closest to me and had chicks available, which is what I wanted.

    Thanks for all the well wish on our beginning flock.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,156
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. It's always so exciting getting those first chicks. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What breeds of chickens are you getting?
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,323
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    780
    20
    88
    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,564
    11,980
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined the flock [​IMG] Welcome to Backyard Chickens
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by