New to all things Chicken-y

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cindylouNC, May 23, 2012.

  1. I'm new to all things having to do with chickens. I'm still not sure who came first, the egg or the chicken.....[​IMG]

    THANKFULLY, I have not gotten my chicks before my coop. I have been reading alot of the threads on BYC and appreciate all the opinions, views and knowledge everyone shares. I didn't even know what a "poop board" was until about an hour ago....OMGoodness !!!!

    I have the plans for my coop in my head, I just need to map them out so my husband will be on the same page (sometimes that takes a while because he sees 6 and I see 1/2 a dozen)....oh well...we'll figure it out.

    I have been reading Raising Chickens, so I am learning. Wish me luck ya'll !!!! Thanks.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  3. mustang56

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    Actually got my chickens before the coop and kept them in the house in a big doggy play pen...lol
    Yes its kept very clean....!! =) And we have gotten to know our chickens personalities very well..!
    Just last week hubby built a hugh chicken tractor ...
    And now we are building the coop....(getting supplies this weekend)...
    Thing is if I hadn't gotten the chicks, there would probably be no coop...lol
    We always say we are going to do something and then don't get around to
    doing it... but this way...it gets done... =)
    Good luck to you on your new chicks when you get them..!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Good luck.
     
  6. Dani123

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    haha - I am right there with you, being new to chickens and all...
    and I am sorry to say, I don't know what a poop board?? is yet. [​IMG]

    I think I need to jump on that recommended reading!
     
  7. Scooter&Suzie

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    Yay! I'm so happy that someone else got pulled into the world of chickens! Another person to talk chickens with... Ahhh, so wonderful!
     
  8. 1muttsfan

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. sumi

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. One thing I learned real quick was if I had a question about anything go to the home page and find the "search" box, type in your question as best you can and you will probably find more answers than you ever imagined....lol.

    Coop Update - I asked around tonight at my quilting meeting about scrap lumber to build my coop and wouldn't you know one of the ladies there has a pile to get rid of and thinks there is enough for my coop and is donating to me.....Praise the Lord.....now all I need is the fencing and to get the hubby on board and I can get it up in one weekend, right ? HAHAHA......that's what DIY network always says....it's a weekend project, uh huh....sure.

    Chicken Update - There is a group on Facebook with a page for Chicken Swap'n and Buy'n, so I just need to figure out what kinda hens to get and go pick up the girls. I'm thinking one RIR because I've heard they are good layers but I haven't researched Orpingtons (Black or Lavender) enough to know what they can do. They are selling for $ 5 a chick or $ 8 a layer. Will keep you updated.

    Thanks everyone for the greetings !!!

    Egg filled days must be ahead !
     

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