New Chicken Lady!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by redheadedchicky, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. redheadedchicky

    redheadedchicky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. I am Brandie and I've been a lurker for sometime now. This site has been tremendous in helping me start our new flock! I have 4 3 weeks old chicks right now. 2 red sex links and 2 olive easter eggers. They have been doing great in their brooder box while I have been fine tuning their coop. My next task is to attach a predator apron around the coop. I live in a residential neighborhood, so I would imagine raccoons are probably going to be the biggest problem.
    I'm married to a naval aviator who is often deployed, and we have 2 daughters, 3 and 5 months. I am a professional portrait photographer, and I love to sew children's clothing.
    I have been really enjoying this site. Whenever I take on a new hobby I tend to spend every spare moment researching so that I can absorb everything.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello Brandie and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in Oz - https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/australia-six-states-and-that-funny-little-island.598568/ (I'm assuming that's where you are living)

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. Chasingcars

    Chasingcars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Brandie ...I’m also a research nerd when it comes to new projects and I think it’s great to be prepared ....just remember everyone on here has their own opinion on how to do things so read and make an informed decision based on everything you’ve read.dont get bogged down ..keep it natural and enjoy it!
     
  4. LaurEliz

    LaurEliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! I also lurked on this forum quite a bit before I actually joined. :) I hope you and your family enjoy watching your chickens grow! I had chickens for most of my life, starting from as far back as I can remember. As a child, I absolutely loved having chickens and collecting their eggs. I would get so excited, especially about the Easter Eggers! I hope your daughters will find it as thrilling as I did! :)
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Flock Master

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    Hello Brandie!
    Welcome to BYC! I’m glad you are finding the site so useful. It’s great to have you in the flock! :thumbsup
     
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    Hi Brandie, it's nice to have you here! Make yourself at home, thanks for joining us!
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Brandie, Welcome to the Backyard chickens community :frow
     
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  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I know you'll enjoy it here!!
     
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