New member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kelsieann124, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. kelsieann124

    kelsieann124 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2017
    Hi there! I am a new member her on BYC! Surprisingly, I do not actually have chickens of my own yet! My family and I have been seriously considering adding these wonderful animals to our flock though! I am very motivated to learn all that I can about chickens before I decide to add them to my family! Any advice or tips are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Songster

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Welcome! Plan big! Thats my advice. I thought i only wanted 4.... then i added 4 more. And had to double the size of our coop. Then i got more and built another coop.
    First we only wanted eggs for my husband and i , then my family wanted some....
    Soon you will want more or your hen will hatch out chicks....
    Etc... so plan big that way (if) you want more you have the room!
    Also i suggest buying from the feed store already sexed pullets. Or ordering fromna hatchery. That way you dont end up with a bunch of roosters.
    If you buy local be really really careful you dont buy sick birds. Thay can ruin your fun real fast.
    Im currently chicken less- because of buying sick birds.
    But have ducklings ordered to arrive tomorow morning!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
  3. kelsieann124

    kelsieann124 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2017
    Thank you so much for that advice! I originally wanted 3-4 so maybe I'll have to rethink! Haha!
  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Songster

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Lol yes:)
    Also we built so we could fit a kennel inside for if there is an injured bird we ever need to keep seperated for a short time.
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us and I hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It's always better to go bigger with any build. Chicken addiction strikes hard & fast. You will want to buy every new breed you encounter. We are all enablers here so don't expect us to stop you. Build twice as large as you think you will need. That way you probably won't need a second coop or addition till next year.

    The Learning center above, is a great place to start your chicken education. If you put state name in the search box, it will pop up. You can post on it and see if any BYCERS are in your neighborhood.

  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already received some good advice so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!

  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, kelsieann124, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Looks like you've already received some good advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  9. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Crowing

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    As you have already received some advice on good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I 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. 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]

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