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New Member from TN!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buttercup girl, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. buttercup girl

    buttercup girl In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2015
    Hi my name is Gretchen and I'm new to BYC. I moved from Memphis Tn. to Springfield Tn. I'm out in the country and I want to raise some chickens. My friend found me some blue prints for a coop made from pallets that husband is going to build. I joined bc I know nothing and I figured you all know everything and can help me. I really like the Polish Crested Chickens!! Thanks everyone
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
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  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! The learning centre is a great place to start for all the info, here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    I too have a certain addiction to the polish chickens absolutely love them and have just hatch out another 13 of them from my own flock. They make great pets as they are super friendly and really do enjoy being with you. Sometimes to the point of being pests getting under feet and wanting to sit on your lap and even shoulders as pirate parrots! I woukd just point out a few things about them though they don't do well in mixed flocks as their crests can attract unwanted attention from other members. Also the crests and eyes need regular checking because they can cover the eyes. They prefer to be in a run as they feel safer due to not seeing as well as non crested birds.

    Wishing you the best of luck with your new venture and be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC :frow
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined.
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  7. buttercup girl

    buttercup girl In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2015
    Thanks everyone!! I'm super excited. I had someone tell me the best time to get the chicks was the end of March, is that true?
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your future chickens! Polish are an interesting breed.
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Gretchen. Glad you decided to our flock. The end of March is a great time to get chicks. I used to raise Golden Laced Polish and they were delightful birds. I'm sure you will really enjoy yours. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your chicks.
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