New member from FL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dprajer, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Dprajer

    Dprajer New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 7, 2014
    Hello all,

    I am very new to this whole chicken lady thing :D I have a good friend who has lots of chickens and seems to love it. I have decided to give it a shot. The only difference between her and I is that she has lots of land in central FL and I have a backyard in south FL. I am starting from scratch and trying to do my homework before I get started.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,699
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    13,835
    2,695
    416
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
    WELCOME !!

    Lots of us don't have lots of land. Some members have quite small backyards. Planning for what you want and can make work is the beginning of the fun. Spend some time searching the past threads on coop/run construction and looking at the coop pictures and make it happen. You are already at an advantage in that you know someone with chickens.
     
  4. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    780
    20
    88
    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  5. Dprajer

    Dprajer New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Sep 7, 2014
    Thank you for the advice :)
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,339
    4,263
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    32,016
    4,681
    581
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, you don't need lots of land to keep chickens. They can free range in the back yard or even be kept in the run much of the time. I can't let my girls out without supervision because of all the predators lurking and flying. So I let them out when I am there to watch. They are happy just hanging around the coop. Just make sure you have a nice predator proof coop and run.

    Definitely stop by our learning center for lots of helpful tips and hints on raising your new flock. Kelsie has left you with the link..

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,422
    10,129
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may want to make sure that it is legal, to have chickens on a small lot , in your town, Some areas are quite restrictive.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by