New byc member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Toboggan06, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Toboggan06

    Toboggan06 In the Brooder

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    Just signed up today. Rather new to chickens, my neighbor had to move on short notice so I adopted them. I currently have 7 adopted random chickens; buff Orpington, 2 cinnamon queens, leghorn, gold laced wyandotte, black astralorp and a spitzhauben. I added a black sexlink and 2 Rhode Island reds.
    I would like to start raising some meat chickens but first I must build another coop before adding them. Looking for a coop design for up to 20 or so birds.
    Thanks for your time.
     
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  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :frowHello and welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the BYC flock. If you check out the "coops section," you will find many sizes, styles and materials used. Some have step by steps photos and description.

    Lucky you to have those really good breeds, especially the Spitzhauben :thumbsup
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!:welcome Glad you joined the flock! If you ever want meat chickens I would recommend getting some Cornish crosses, you seem to have the great egg layers right now!
     
  8. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
     
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  9. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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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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  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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