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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CourtneyS89, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. CourtneyS89

    CourtneyS89 New Egg

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    Hello! My name is courtney, I'm 26, married and have two children. We're actually getting ready to move to a new house that has a chicken coop in the backyard so we figured why not give it a shot?! So basically I'm just here to get all my ducks or chicks rather in a row before actually jumping into it. Can't wait to learn a lot and chat soon!
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning and [​IMG].

    First thing first. Make sure your new coop is cleaned from top to bottom. If ever there was a chicken there with Marek's or Mycoplasma, it can be passed on to your chickens. I bought one chicken this spring at a swap. She has mycoplasma gillisepticum. Seemed fine. Anyway, my flock is now a closed flock because she has infected my flock. Not trying to scare you, just prepare you.

    Second is to make sure the coop is predator proof.

    Third is to educate yourself as much as possible. BYC is a great resource. Find out about all diseases, predators, the breeds you choose, animal husbandry and more.

    Then, go get your feeders, feed, and chickens/ or ducks.

    Then, ENJOY! If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We are here to help.
     
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  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
    Chicken can be fun to raise !
     
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  4. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Courtney!

    The Learning Center has excellent articles on just about any poultry topic you can imagine so it's a great place to start your chicken education.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    If you have questions, always feel free to ask.

    Thanks for joining us and congrats on your new home!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, do head for the Learning Center please. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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