New and hoping to learn a lot!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LoDoble, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. LoDoble

    LoDoble Just Hatched

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    Hello!! I am a new member and a total beginner but I just found out my little village in WI allows us to have two chickens!!

    I will mostly lurk and browse for answers to questions I have before flooding the board with FAQs.

    I am looking forward to reading your posts and replys!

    -Lo

    Now, square one....
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on being able to keep a couple chickens! You might start in our learning center for lots of helpful tips and hints 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

    Make yourself at home here. Browse around our learning center and if you have any questions, feel free to ask any you may have. Welcome to our flock!
     
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  3. chickenlover47

    chickenlover47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new family members. There's so much fun and can be overwhelming but take your time and watch some YouTube videos and relax and learn. Keep in mind about about first aid products don't spend too much but keep in mind what you may need at any given time. Chicken do you like to dig so keep an eye on holes but they may make around your Fenceline or what have you to get out. I thought they would be harder to take care of. I was worried about hawks and eagles and what have you but turns out that they take care of themselves quite easily. Just give them plenty of spaces to hide under bushes trees etc.
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    I would certainly check out the Learning Center, which Two Crows provided a link to. Also, feel free to ask any specific questions that you have! We're all here to help.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Congratulations on being able to keep some chickens! I hope you can find all the answers you need and get started raising these wonderful birds. [​IMG]
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I recommend the Predator section so you can KEEP what you HAVE. Lots of nasties out there. 1/2inch hardware cloth instead of chicken wire will help a lot. If it is truly wild and wooly near you maybe some electrified fencing as well.
     
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