New Member from Roy, Washington

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gen2racer, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. gen2racer

    gen2racer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I am new to the BYC family and am knee-deep in my first flock! My mother has had chickens for 10 years and I decided to take the leap. We just bought some acreage in Roy, WA and thought that the time for chickens was perfect. She has a large variety of hens and a rooster that is barred rock/australorp. we took 11 eggs from her hens and used her incubator to bring them up. 2 were not fertilized and the other 9 are healthy chicks! I found BYC through every search I ever did on Google. It always had a link to BYC. My 2 daughters love watching over the chicks and we can't wait for our fresh eggs.

    Some topics I have been searching:
    Chicken Coop designs: Specifically water nipples, poop boards, easy cleaning, DIY (scrap wood), and general designs.
    Today I will be moving my chicks from the impromptu cardboard box brooder to a solid 3'x3'x18" wood built brooder.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Our children and granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loved our chickens and made lap pets of the calmer and more gentle breeds (like Australorps). :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! [​IMG] Welcome! Knee deep is a good thing! How exciting that you hatched your own eggs. As Michael mentioned, feel free to ask questions. There are many useful forums and friendly knowledgeable folks. Best of luck!
     
  4. 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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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a great first hatch [​IMG] Congratulations. Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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