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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ky-chick, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. ky-chick

    ky-chick In the Brooder

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    Hi! I am KY-Chick. I am new to BackYard Chickens. I have 16 baby chickens. They are a variety of different types. I am a Registered nurse, married, 3 girls, a dog and a cat. I grew up on a farm but never had chickens, so I am new to the chicken world.
     
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  2. Stayc

    Stayc Crowing

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    Hello KY-Chick:frow and welcome to BYC!! So glad you joined us. :wee
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hi KY-Chick, Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you ever want your chicks sorted out for you, you can post photos at "what breed or gender is this." Folks there will let you know.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Had lunch at "Chick Fil A this afternoon, we don't have a KY chicken place in the area.
     
  5. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    :welcome:celebrate

    Glad you're here neighbor!

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
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  6. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

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    nurse chick WELCOME.jpg Greetings ky-chick, So glad you've join us! :jumpy
     
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under ky-chick :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These may be of particular interest to you at this stage:
    Topic/Question of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators
    Topic of the Week - Dogs and chickens

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
     
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  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    hey there welcome to Backyard Chickens glad you joined us here
     
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  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.
     
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  10. 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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