New Guy here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mccordsk, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. mccordsk

    mccordsk New Egg

    Aug 1, 2016
    Goshen Ohio
    Goodmorning! I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself to the groups. I'm in goshen Ohio and I am new to keeping backyard chickens. This site has already helped me a lot it the preparations for my chicks arrival and Im glade that everyone here is so willing to share experiences.
    So my chicks arrived yesterday, brooder has been set and ready, my son and I created a game to see who could keep the temperature at the right level the longest, he got really good at determining the adjustment to the lamps to correct any temperature variations.
    I got 6 Rode Island Reds from, which was recommended by several people from this site, and i will have to say, if I ever need or want to order chicks again Im going to them, unless I find a good local rasier ;). I have already run into one chick that is pasteing a little, but Im keeping a close eye on her. Again a lot of great advice from this site on how to care for that.
    Anyway, my hopes for doing this is to help teach my kids a little responsibility, learn some of the things my family has taught me from going up on farms, but instead of a gerbils or other smaller animal that we have pets that give back to us...
    Well thanks for reading![​IMG]
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your chicks.
  3. smudgehunter

    smudgehunter Just Hatched

    Jul 28, 2016
    sevenoaks, england
    Hiya new guy [​IMG] im new as well and this site is amazing isnt it! Everyone is so friendly! I had chickens as a kid as well and they taught me so much. I hope your kids get as much enjoyment from them as i did and still do, not to mention the yummy eggs :) good luck with your chooks. Rachel
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! :)
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to have you join us - Welcome to Backyard chickens.

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