New to Backyard Chicken Life!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sxhexp, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. sxhexp

    sxhexp In the Brooder

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    Hi there! My name is Sam and I am VERY new to chickens! I got the bug when I had seen that my neighbors were raising chickens and the eggs were wonderful! I have the perfect place on my property to put a decent sized coop and room for the ladies to run around so, why not? I’m newly retired and have more time to garden and it would be wonderful to add chickens to our family.

    I have been doing a LOT of research on all things chicken and all sites end up on “BackYard Chickens”! The site is teaming with sage ideas and wonderful ideas so I’m looking forward to being a member!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    It is great having you here! It is a great place to learn about chickens and talk with other chicken owners
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Sam 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
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Hi Sam, it sounds like the chicken keeping virus is doing it's job by recruiting new members:D

    Do you have chickens now or are you still in the planning stage? If you're still working out which breeds you want, this chart may be useful to you (it was to me):
    chooks.html

    Best of luck to you!
     
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  6. GracieJ

    GracieJ Songster

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    Hi Sam!! Welcome to chicken/poultry parenthood - it's hard work but an absolute joy!

    Hope you enjoy being a member of BYC - you'll love it here, it's a knowledgeable community of very kind people who are willing to share their advice and help you with any questions you have. :D We look forward to hearing about your experiences.
     
  7. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    We're so glad you joined us, Sam :ya
     
  8. m1chelle1

    m1chelle1 Songster

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    :welcome Welcome!! Bienvenidos!! We are so happy to have you! Hope you enjoy this site as much as the rest of us! Its nice to be a part of the best chicken community :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy Enjoy ~M
     
  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :frowHello Sam. Congratulations on your retirement. Chickens sure are addictive. Great to have you in the BYC flock!
     
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Sam :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     

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