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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ensundby, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. ensundby

    ensundby In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2017
    North Dakota

    We live in North Dakota and are new to chickens! I am on the home stretch of homeschooling-I have one left to graduate, he is 16. I have two other sons that are 20 and 17 (almost 18) both going to college.

    I love birds and look forward to raising chickens! We are in the process of purchasing acreage, so we do not have chickens yet!!
    This is a very new endeavor for us! We have always been country folk-but we are not farmers!! Even to say we will have a hobby farm is a stretch!!

    The information on BYC is wonderful! For me, it's been the most helpful website on the internet!


  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi there and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us Natalie! I am also glad you want to start the hobby of keeping chickens! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Or just hop over to the Learning Center! (Brown tab at top). I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Natalie, and :welcome! Great to have you in the chickenhood! The Learning Center RodNTN is a great place to begin your knowledge quest. One thing I would recommend is birds with smaller combs to better cope with the brutal ND winters you folks have. Here's a link to the Breeds Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
    Best wishes and enjoy the ride! :)
  4. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Dickinson, North Dakota
    Welcome to Byc are you new to ND as well ??? Or just to chickens. This is NOT a normal winter!!!!! A lot of the fun I find with chickens is looking at all the different breeds and then trying to find what works for you.
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Natalie, sounds like you have a lot of fun things to look forward to. If you'd like to 'meet' other members in ND, you can find them by typing North Dakota in the search box and your state thread should pop up.

    It's nice to have you here!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Natalie [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great tips I will just add that I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Natalie, Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.

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