New member. No chickens ... Yet;)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackierobo, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. jackierobo

    jackierobo New Egg

    Feb 6, 2016
    Hi all!!! Just joined and I am really excited to learn all kinds of good info about raising chickens. I don't have any yet because of where we live. DH is trying to move us to south Tx and if we do, we will be able to buy a place with a yard bigger than a postage stamp!!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the flock, Welcome to BYC. You may want to join the Texas state thread to get to know what you will be facing (climate, predators, etc.) as well as learning which areas allow chickens. Just put state name in the search box and it will pop up.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] - great that you have joined us. It's great that you are doing some research before your big move - tell hubby to get his finger out! [​IMG]. There's lots of info in the learning centre, and as DD says, the Texas state thread would also be a good way to get in touch with future BYC neighbours. I'm sure you will have many questions to ask, so don't be shy - we are a friendly bunch and like to help each other out as much as possible.

    All the best
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on CTKen; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots 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.
  6. jackierobo

    jackierobo New Egg

    Feb 6, 2016
    Thanks, I didn't even know that there were state threads. See, I'm learning new stuff already! BTW, the chicken in my pic was not mine. She was my folks chicken, the dearly departed Henny Penny. She just showed up out of the blue one day and decided that the garage was a great place to live. They never could find out who she belonged to. That town is only 1500 people, if that. It did not take long to ask everybody if they were missing a chicken. So she stayed and laid an egg almost every day. Since my parents never did get around to building her a coop she was free range (except when she snuck in the house). My DD spent her whole summer vacation at my parents and got her from half wild to more gentle than the old bloodhound. Sadly Henny Penny lost a race with a truck after three years there. My DD is one of the main reasons why I want to get chickens. She loved that hen more than any pet we have ever had.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sounds like your DD is a natural at keeping chickens, I hope you can move and get some soon. It's great when the whole family is involved, plenty of fun and work for everyone.

    Make yourself at home here. Thanks for joining us!
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock.

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