New-ish bird mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MotherOfChickensWA, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. MotherOfChickensWA

    MotherOfChickensWA In the Brooder

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    Hi all! I am fairly new to being a bird mom, they're all about 5 weeks ago. I have 4 Rhode island reds, 2 welsummers, 2 cuckoo maran, 3 pekin ducks and 1 chocolate runner. I am completely in love with them all already and I look forward to learning a lot from you all!
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Welcome to byc! Sounds like you've jumped in with both feet, enjoy your new flocks
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and :welcome Sounds like you have a great flock there :thumbsup
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under MotherOfChickensWA :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. 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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :ya
     
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  9. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
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