New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Debbie74, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Debbie74

    Debbie74 New Egg

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    Hello, I'm Debbie and new to BYC. I hope I will be able to get lots of advice here ;) I have never owned a chicken. I have always lived in the city limits where chickens were not allowed. My hubby is in the army and stationed in Alabama, we now live in the country on 1 acre and decided to try out hand at raising chickens. I have ordered a few day old chick from a hatchery and they will ship on January 22nd. so I have a few weeks to get everything ready. :)

    I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] you should find all the info. you need here in the learning center tab. If you can afford 1 good book on chickens, I recommend Storeys guide to raising chickens by Gail Damerow - it's my 'bible', Good luck, Sue
     
  3. TwoCrows

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

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    [​IMG] to BYC!

    Enjoy all your new babies AND BYC!
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Hello Debbie and [​IMG] great to have you here [​IMG]


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    Do you have your brooder ready [​IMG]



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    And don't forget a secure yard, at least a perimeter fence [​IMG]



    Alabama been years since I was there [​IMG]









    Gander007 [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Debbie, welcome to BYC, and congratulations on your new home.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] and a sincere thank you to your husband for his time in service.
     
  8. KyleG

    KyleG The Champ Himself

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    you've came to the right place and its great you've come looking for information before any issues arise.
    Welcome to Byc and best of luck to you and your chicks
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] good luck with your flock!
     

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