New chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gillian S, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Gillian S

    Gillian S In the Brooder

    23
    1
    26
    Feb 7, 2015
    Hi Everyone,
    I have recently obtained 3 chickens. The classic brown hens...
    I live in South Australia.
    I am a veterinary nurse, so I've assisted in more medical and surgical procedures on chickens (mostly cats and dogs though) - rather than knowing how to keep them day to day.
    I'd be interested to know if anyone on this site is from Australia too and to learn how chickens think...
    I am curious to know if there is a way to keep them from picking the good stuff out of their feed and scattering the rest all over the place. I'm considering a pellet instead of a grain mix.
    Thanks in advance, hope to get to know some of you well :)
     
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    45,728
    55,464
    1,346
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
  3. Yes another aussie!!!! Woooooo!
    I'm from NSW though :(
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    6,322
    280
    306
    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC from Northern Virginia! [​IMG]

    Glad to have you join our community! Feel free to make yourself at home! Just a warning! We chat A LOT about chickens [​IMG]! This site has a lot of great information about chickens and other different poultry.

    Hope you like it as much as we do!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    96,934
    50,310
    1,476
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    G'day and Welcome to Backyard chickens. We have a large, thriving Aussie community at BYC, and always room for more. So glad you joined us [​IMG] We also have Aussies on the emu threads.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    20,582
    1,214
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Definitely check out the link that NorthFlChick left you with, to chat with some neighbors.[​IMG]
     
  7. Gillian S

    Gillian S In the Brooder

    23
    1
    26
    Feb 7, 2015
    thanks everyone for the warm welcome [​IMG]. Super happy to find enthusiasts who like to chat!
    Gotta get the day cracking and go to work, i'll be back tonight though to find some more friends [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    36,684
    4,736
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,911
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

    6,361
    364
    296
    Jun 10, 2013
    Michigan
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by