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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Camden74, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Camden74

    Camden74 In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2018
    My name is Camden and I live in southern Wisconsin, about 45 minutes southeast of Milwaukee, on 2.5 acres on a beautiful wildlife lake, with my husband, Great Dane, eight chickens, and four grown children who randomly visit us on the weekends. We are fairly new to being chicken-parents, as we ordered our first 10 chicks last April. One of the Buff Orpingtons turned out to be a broiler, which I had to butcher at six weeks old because she so fat she could barely hold herself up! The Australorp turned out to be a rooster, and even though we live on acreage, we are zoned residential, so we found a good home for him. The remaining eight are: two Ameraucanas, two Silver Laced Wyandottes, two Barred Rocks, one Production Red, and one Buff Orpington. The Buff Orpington is being coming pretty famous in our group of friends and family. She was born with a neck defect, and I thought for sure she wouldn't make it, as I had to hand-feed her electrolytes and vitamins daily, while she struggled to stay upright. Nine months later, when she's not looking up at the sky with her head upside down, she is welcomed into our home for snuggles with humans and the Great Dane. :) From before we even ordered our chicks, every time I went to Google for a question, Backyard Chickens consistently had the best answers or articles. I'm looking forward to joining the BYC community with my own questions, answers, and experiences.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good morning, Camden, welcome to BYC.
  3. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

    Nov 7, 2015
    Southwestern MB, Canada
    Hello Camden! Welcome to BYC!! It’s so nice to have you join us! welcome.gif

    This video may help with learning how to navigate the new site.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us. :)
    TwoCrows, rjohns39, N F C and 5 others like this.
  4. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler Premium Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Good morning welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information and loads of fun, enjoy shake your tail feathers :welcome:highfive::bun:woot:wee:ya:thumbsup:goodpost:
  5. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

    Feb 16, 2017
    TN/Western KY Border
  6. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Enabler

    Jun 6, 2017
    Dunlap TN
    Good morning Camden and welcome to the family! :love
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Camden:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Camden and welcome to BYC

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

    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 may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Welcome to BYC!
  10. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Crossing the Road Premium Member

    Apr 1, 2017
    Madison, FL
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    You have come to the right place.
    There are many people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!

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