New in Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Beckasue2, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Beckasue2

    Beckasue2 Chirping

    Apr 26, 2016
    Hello! My name is Becka and I recently bought my first chicks. I've got 3 Buff Orpingtons (1 a cockerel), 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Speckled Sussex and 1 Black Laced Silver Wyandotte. My son-in-law, the farm boy of the family, has built me a chicken coop that looks like Dr. Who's tardis! I'm hoping to raise enough layers to provide my family with eggs and also meat birds. (And hoping I'll be strong enough to process the meat birds.) I am very glad to find this group.
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Becka, it's nice to have you here! How nice to have a builder in the family.

    Have you checked out the Learning Center yet? Lots of helpful and interesting articles there. Take a look at all the different forums too, lots of places to share your experiences, pictures, questions, etc.

    Thanks for joining us!
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Becka and welcome to our community.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre, as NFC has mentioned., and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How cool is that? I have seen photos of Hobbit style coops AND Tardis coops. Love something different like that. Creative people have no limits. Would love to see a photo.

    If you would like to join your state thread just put Illinois in the search box and it will pop up.
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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! :)

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