New member from Atlanta

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DirtyRascalMark, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. DirtyRascalMark

    DirtyRascalMark In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone. I'm getting setup to get a few chickens to keep in my backyard in Atlanta. Its about .25 acre, but there's a vegetable garden that's doing pretty good and i want to try raising chickens. Probably just a few bantams - maybe Dominique because that's what my dads family always raised.
    Here looking for advise and encouragement since I'm new to it all.

    Right now i'm building a coop and expect to get chickens in a month or so.

    Thanks-
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck on the coop build and establishment of your flock.
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit Premium Member

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    Hi Mark and welcome to BYC.

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

    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 may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've joined us:ya
     
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  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    :welcome
     
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  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic 5 Years

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    Hello there! :frow And :welcome It is wonderful to have you here with us, best wishes! :)
     
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  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie ---CMS--- (Chicken Math Syndrome) Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    :welcome

    One tip I can give you (based on learning this the hard way)...if you don't want the chickens to help themselves to anything & everything growing in your garden, put up some sort of fencing.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
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  10. DirtyRascalMark

    DirtyRascalMark In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome, everyone! I can tell I'm going to like the group.
     
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