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  1. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    We're assembling "my" first flock...I'm new to chickens but my husband is not. He grew up farming & raising chickens, cows, goats, horses, etc.

    I have SO many questions though and want to do the best for our chickens!

    Our flock runs around the same age...we are taking 4 super friendly, sweet jersey giants from our friend who previously had a flock of 64 chickens but has been rehoming them due to her ailing health.

    From another friend, we're getting 2 Easter eggers, 1 RIR & possibly 1 big white...we're also getting a rooster from her & he is fertile.

    All the hens are laying hens.

    We have a nice coop...I just want to learn more about specific diets, egg production...any helpful tips, tricks or advice.

    I look forward to chatting with y'all!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock!

    Our learning center is packed full of info
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    And then if you have questions about any of the things you listed, here are some good places to ask
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Good luck!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Will you be quarantining the new birds before adding them to the flock? Every time you add new members you don't know what they may be harboring, from mites,worms, etc. to possibly some illness or disease. Some recommend a quarantine of 4 weeks. Beyond that you will probably have some integration issues unless you keep the new flocks separated from your originals.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Congratulations! It's always exciting getting that first flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Congratulations on your first flock :celebrate

    Defiantly drop by the links Mountain Peeps has left for you. And great advice from drumstick diva on quarantine for you.
    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC, everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC!

    Mountain Peeps and drumstick diva have given you some good links and advice so I'll just say nice to have you join us!
     
  7. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thank y'all so much - I'll definitely check those links out - my husband mentioned quarantine as well. He knows much more than I do but I've been educating
    Myself online and via local friends who have their own flocks.
    I look forward to learning more and bugging y'all with endless questions lol :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock"

    You've been given some excellent links and advice already! Good luck with your chickens.[​IMG]
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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