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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by christine764, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. christine764

    christine764 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! My name is Christine and I'm from Northern California (Paradise - yes, it's really called Paradise). After several years of wanting chicks, and after having a chicken coop built two years ago, I finally brought home five chicks a few weeks ago. I have two Barred Rock, one Rhode Island Red, and two Americaunas. I love watching them! And they're getting really big. I plan to put them out in our fenced orchard in about two weeks. I also plan to lock them in their coop at night due to living on twenty acres with lots of foxes, coyotes, etc. roaming around. Personally, I've been married 25 years and have two great sons, ages 18 and 20. Look forward to getting great tips, etc. for a chicken newbie!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Yes, it is always advised to lock the birds up in the coop at night no matter where you live. EVERYTHING eats chickens! LOL They are dinner for nearly every creature on the planet. So you can never be too safe with them.

    Make yourself at home and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them. And we do welcome you to our flock!
     
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  3. christine764

    christine764 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I lived for 7 years in the Corning area around three decades ago and have been to Paradise on several occasions. In fact, the best dog we ever had, we got as a puppy in Paradise. She was a AKC red Chow Chow whose with parents had been successful in dog shows, and we named her Muffet Moo Kim. She guarded our chickens with a vengeance, and she was great with kids. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hello and Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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  8. christine764

    christine764 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone - nice resource and nice people!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome to our flock[​IMG]
     

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