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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ckosar, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Ckosar

    Ckosar In the Brooder

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    Hi all! New member here and just wanted to say Hi and thank you for this site, I look forward to learning from all you!
    I am a new to chickens. I have wanted chickens my whole life, and finally at the age of 48 I have the opportunity
    We have 10 chicks..2 Buff Orpington, 2 Black Star, 2 Silver Laced, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks.
    My plan is to have a 8x6 coop with a 8x12 run, they will also have some free-range time (supervised). I have done much research, but I know, as with anything, true knowledge comes from real experience, super excited to watch these girls grow! Thanks again!
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  3. moniquem

    moniquem Crowing

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    Congratulations! I too just started my chickie venture, last week got 5 baby chicks. All is going well except for my SS, she is a lot smaller than the others but apparently they are slow to mature.
    Good Luck! There is a ton of information on this site as well as really helpful advice from the more experienced members.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Congratulations on finally getting your own chicks! You have some nice breeds, I hope you enjoy them.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have questions always feel free to ask...there are a lot of helpful, knowledgeable members here.

    Thanks for joining us!

    P.S. @moniquem I also found SS slow to mature but they will catch up...terrific birds!
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Rule of thumb is 4-5 sq. feet per bird in the coop excluding roosts & nesting boxes.
    For the outdoor run allow 10 sq.feet per bird - a sun cover is advisable to keep hawks, and climbing predators out - and keep chickens inside.
     
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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Welcome to the flock! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
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  10. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    Enjoy your chicks :thumbsup
     
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