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Harrelltn93

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Hi everyone! I’m new to raising chickens myself but not new to chickens per say. I’m definitely still learning the ropes and every bit of info is like gold so I look forward to getting some useful info, tips and tricks from y’all! My current flock consists of: 1 New Hampshire Red Rooster, 2 American game hens (+2 chicks that one hatched last night ), 2 Silkie mix hens, 2 EE hens, 2 EE pullets, 2 Buff Orpington pullets, 2 Silver Spangled Hamburg straight run chicks, 1 OEG bantam straight run chick and 1 Frizzle Cochin bantam straight run chick My chickens are free range but roost in a coop (aside from my roo and 2 game hens... They were my first chickens that I acquired as adults and apparently they are already set in their ways about roosting in the trees). I also have a mouser/barn cat, who I think my rooster is actually in love with and a loyal property defender, my German Shepherd
 
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There is a lot to learn about chicken on here! Check out the articles
 

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Glad you're here !

A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
 

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G'Day from down under Harrelltn.. :frow Welcome!

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.

BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, 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.

You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

You may be interested in these links:
 

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Hi everyone! I’m new to raising chickens myself but not new to chickens per say. I’m definitely still learning the ropes and every bit of info is like gold so I look forward to getting some useful info, tips and tricks from y’all! My current flock consists of: 1 New Hampshire Red Rooster, 2 American game hens (+2 chicks that one hatched last night ), 2 Silkie mix hens, 2 EE hens, 2 EE pullets, 2 Buff Orpington pullets, 2 Silver Spangled Hamburg straight run chicks, 1 OEG bantam straight run chick and 1 Frizzle Cochin bantam straight run chick My chickens are free range but roost in a coop (aside from my roo and 2 game hens... They were my first chickens that I acquired as adults and apparently they are already set in their ways about roosting in the trees). I also have a mouser/barn cat, who I think my rooster is actually in love with and a loyal property defender, my German Shepherd

Welcome to Backyard Chickens, We also love our 17 year old GSD
What state are in ? great starting flock there
 

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