New Member Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Algray56, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Algray56

    Algray56 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2018
    Hello, here's a few things about me
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm new to getting chickens, in fact I haven't gotten any yet. Going to pick up a coop today and hopefully have its new residents by the end of April.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None yet, but I'm planning on 2 to start, and then maybe another 2 once I've figured out the basics.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I'm looking to get a black australorp and a buff orpington

    (4) How did you find out about
    When I would Google specific questions, it turns out they've already been asked and answered on BackYardChickens so I figured this was the best place to be if I had a question that stumped Google.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I've recently started to garden a little, and I like art, specifically painting and ceramics.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have a very supportive boyfriend, a cat, and a very worn out dog. I just became a teacher who's already looking forward to summer so I can spend more time with my chickens.
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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  4. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    Welcome to the world of chickens!

    Congratulations on the job and getting a coop!
  6. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

    Jan 21, 2018
    North Notts, UK
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! :welcome:frow
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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Exciting times! Enjoy your new flock and I hope this site proves to be a useful resource :thumbsup
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens :frow
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Algray… :frow Welcome!

    Very exciting! :clap

    If I can, I would like to suggest that you get at least 3. Sadly, we lose chickens along the way and if you only have 2 and lose 1, you will have a very lonely chicken on your hands and possibly have to make a frantic dash to find her a friend, waive quarantine etc .. been there, done that, got the T-shirt! ;)

    I do 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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These two may be of particular interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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