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jitchicken

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5 Years
Sep 18, 2014
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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
 

Mountain Peeps

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Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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6,101
677
Colorado
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Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
Good luck with your soon-to-be flock!!
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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!
 

Wyandottes7

Crowing
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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Welcome to BYC!
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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.
 

Kelsie2290

Free Ranging
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9 Years
Feb 18, 2011
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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your future flock, hope they all arrive safely!
 

TwoCrows

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10 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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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!
 

jitchicken

Hatching
5 Years
Sep 18, 2014
6
0
7
Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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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!
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.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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2,436
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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?
 

LIChickens

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 8, 2014
780
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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.
 

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