New member.... Connie in N.C.,USA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by inadcon, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. inadcon

    inadcon In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2018
    Hi everyone! My name is Connie. I have been peeking around in here, for a couple years while I lived in a place where chickens were not allowed, but have since moved and now I should be able to raise a few. About 10 years ago I lived in Wisconsin, (which upon recent reflection had a climate resembling the Arctic). Now I am in the SE in N Carolina. Much better weather, and a home with a nice backyard. When I lived in Wisconsin, we had Rhode Island Reds, various bantams, turkeys, pheasants, (not all at once) in a run-down old barn. It was quite fun until the predators came for dinner. I am planning to buy a new coop at my new location and will have around 4 or so chickens. Not sure what kinds can tolerate our summers. But I am learning new stuff every day.
  2. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome Connie! Glad you're here!

    Chickens weren't allowed where you used to live!? I'm so glad you got out of there!

    No, I know there are places where those regulations make sense (and other places where the local government just over-regulates). At any rate, I'm glad you're not restricted like that any more!
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    Welcome to aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

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  4. TomZilla43

    TomZilla43 Songster

    Apr 23, 2017
    White House, TN
    Hiya Connie, :welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here, I live in TN(similar climate) and have Speckled Sussex, Wyandottes, Marans, NH Reds, and a Black Australorp and they all seem to do fine here in the summer. Best of luck with your chooks :frow
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Connie :frow Welcome!

    Very exciting that you can again have chickens :clap

    You may find this article helpful: Pickin a Chicken

    I do hope you enjoy being an active 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.

    I note you mention you are in NC but if you include your general location on your profile, this will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week articles which I have found to be a great resource and a one stop shop for questions which may have already been discussed within the BYC membership group. A few that may be of interest to you at this stage:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Chicken Keeping in Weather Extremes
    Topic of the Week - Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, 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 ;)

    Best wishes and good luck!
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Connie and congrats on being able to keep chickens :celebrate You have some great links above, and please don't hesitate to post any questions that you may have.
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on the new home, and welcome to BYC and back to poultry keeping.
  9. Aji Dulce

    Aji Dulce Songster

    Jun 30, 2013
    Wake Forest NC
    Hi Connie, welcome. We have been in North Carolina five years. What part of North Carolina? I am just north of Raleigh. As we speak I am calling around to finally settle on who to order my chickens from. It is so exciting!
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Connie. It's a pleasure you meet you :frow
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