New member from NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emom2017, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Emom2017

    Emom2017 New Egg

    Feb 23, 2017
    Just trying to get started... have been really happy reading all the information here on BYC and trying to learn from everyone's experience. After reading about coops in the forum, I recruited my husband and we decided to build our own coop and take it from there. Thinking of a small flock 3-4.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Chicken addiction strikes hard & fast. Honestly it is better to build larger than you think you will need. It will save you the task of building a second coop or an addition to the first one.

    After you get your 3-4 birds, you will discover a lot more "must have breeds," You will also fall in love with your chickens and wonder why you waited so long to have them.

  3. Emom2017

    Emom2017 New Egg

    Feb 23, 2017
    Thank you so much! Will keep this in mind as we move forward. I haven't stopped looking up information since we made the decision...can definitely see how it can be addictive.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Sound advice from D/Diva.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck with your coop build!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Emom2017, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Looks like you've already received some great advice and links so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  7. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Overrun With Chickens


    Welcome to BYC! There is a ton of information here, just use the magic search box!

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Emom2017 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good links and advice I will just wish you all the best and good luck with the flock when they arrive.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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