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New chicken mommy in Vancouver, WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mom2four2010, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. mom2four2010

    mom2four2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our family of 6 has decided to get a flock of 6 to start!
    We have a Rhode Island Red, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Ameraucana, Gold Laced Wyandotte and a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte.

    Here is our brooder. Note: I later moved the heat lamp much closer in the kennel.

    We are super excited to get started on the coop soon. We are using our raised deck as part of it. So glad I thought of it because our yard isn't all that big. We've not found much as far as coops under a deck so I'll be taking lots of photos.

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    I'm sure I'll be on here any time I have a question!
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have decided to join us. Congrats on your new chicks - very exciting times I'm sure.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your country / state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members close to you.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    Good luck with the coop build and be sure to check out the Coop section for inspiration.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks :celebrate I'm sure you will really enjoy this new adventure very much. Raising them is lots of fun and very rewarding too. The learning centre link that CT left for you has some fab articles that will really help you keep your chicks happy, safe and healthy.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You chose some lovely breeds to start with. Hope you are enjoying them!
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice brooder . Welcome to Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. mom2four2010

    mom2four2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all!!
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    Your most welcome :D
     
  9. mom2four2010

    mom2four2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like I need to add that when I went to pick up the red laces blue Wyandotte, I may have left with a Barnevelder as well. So 6 became 7 very quickly....that was originally supposed to be 5. Hahaha!!
     
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