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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Team Clark, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Team Clark

    Team Clark New Egg

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    Just bought a home back in June with 13acres, and thinking chickens will be our first intro to our "farm" :). Was raised on a ranch in Nebraska but now that I'm an adult I have absolutely no idea where to start. Was thinking of building a chicken coop and starting out with five birds as well. I know the basics obviously food, water and fencing that will keep disgusting snakes and other creatures out of it. Other than that blank slate to work with.

    We have a little girl who cannot wait to have her own baby chicks. But not knowing Anything about chickens, want to do research and planning before introducing live ones to our land.

    So here I am beginning my research. Was so glad to find an actual forum that dedicates itself to raising chickens so hi ya'll
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG]Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Team Clark, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined. BYC is the best place for poultry keepers of all levels of experience. I'd advise reading over some of the information in the Learning Center link below. Also, feel free to ask questions - friendly folks here willing to help!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/
     
  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. Congrats on your new farm - super exciting & so many possibilities :)
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You've come to the right place to gather the information that you will need.
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined us
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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