New chicken owner here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LittleMissCountry, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. LittleMissCountry

    LittleMissCountry Songster

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    Hello! I found this forum while researching chickens before we got ours.
    We recently moved across the U.S., and went from living in town to living in a subdivision in a rural area, with 6 acres. One thing I have always wanted to do is have chickens so we just started our adventure.
    We have four chicks, two buff orpingtons and two black stars. We got them when they were a few days old and they are now 6 weeks old.
    We bought a small coop with an attached run, and I am getting a portable run soon.
    My husband and I have two kids and two cats. We both grew up in the country and wanted our kids to experience it as well.
    I am completely new at chicken keeping, though, so I am hoping to learn a lot here.
     
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  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    It's so nice to meet you!! :jumpy
     
  3. Cynful481

    Cynful481 Chirping

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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    :welcome so glad you have joined us.

    Congratulations on getting your own flock.
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi 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 your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken!
     
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  9. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Well heck you did moved cross the country so where are you now? Welcome to Backyard Chickens it will help you and us for location as what can you expect in predators or weather, feed, will the coop be adequate ?
     
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