New member in Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Teotwawki, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Teotwawki

    Teotwawki New Egg

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    Hi!
    I've always wanted a "homestead" & am new to chickens.
    A friend at work is giving me 6 (most allowed by city ordinance) but 1st I have to build a coop :)

    Mike
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Mike welcome to Backyard Chickens. Do you know what breeds you're getting?
     
  3. Teotwawki

    Teotwawki New Egg

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    Hi, thanks for the welcome, golden comets hatched in October
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Mike. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens. The Learning Center above, is the best place to start a Poultry education. You may also want to check out your state thread to see if any Bycers live near you. Just put your state name in the search box and it will pop up for you.

    You may also want to check out the coops section.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I love your avatar! [​IMG]

    As Diva has already given you some good starting points, I will just add that I hope you enjoy BYC. 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]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello Mike and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    The Coops section will keep you busy for hours, if not days - but it should give you some inspiration.

    Best of luck with the build
    CT
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    You're going to love the red sex links (Golden Comets is just one of many names for them), the ones I've had have been friendly and excellent egg layers.

    It's nice to have you here!
     
  8. Teotwawki

    Teotwawki New Egg

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    Thank you all, glad to be here.
    I'd rather build a coop but there's a local one on crails list may work well & get me up & running quickly.
    Is there any risk of disease from used coops?
     
  9. deanaunderwood

    deanaunderwood Just Hatched

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    Hi Mike! I am fairly new to chickens myself. I am a woodworker so I endeavored to build our coop. I looked at literally thousands of pictures of various coop designs and then designed and built ours. Pictures of ours are in my gallery. There are many designs but I would highly recommend building it yourself. It is very rewarding.
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello Mike [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC from a fellow Virginian!

    I hope you find this site as helpful and fun filled as I do!
     

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