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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by citychicks17, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. citychicks17

    citychicks17 New Egg

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    I am new to the chicken world, though I have read a lot and am so excited to start my backyard chicken coop. I will be building my brooder this week and purchasing chicks thereafter. I am wanting all input anyone has from feeding and raising and any/all issues that may arise. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How exciting for you to be getting your chicken adventures underway :D
    Our learning Center has some great articles please do pop by and check it out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your new chicks.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Welcome to BYC! You have certainly come to the right place. BYC is friendly, flame-free place, a massive endeavor. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world come here to learn about chicken keeping. (400,000+ last time I checked)To that end the domain is organized into topical Forums. Each Forum has threads on many subjects pertinent to that topic.
    We are fortunate to have a very nimble search engine at BYC.
    For instance, if you want to learn about feeding grit to chicks , you can :
    1.come to the Raising Chicks Forum.
    2.Then use the "search this forum" feature.
    3.Click on "advanced search". When the window comes up, choose either "Posts" or "Threads" ,
    then type in something like : grit for chicks :.
    4. Depending on what you chose, a whole bunch of individual posts or discussions called "threads" will come up. Then choose either "recency" or "relevance" That will resort the posts or threads accordingly so you can see either the most recent or the most relevant ones first.

    There are a huge number of excellent advisors and helpers on BYC. The domain does have special "Badges" which members nominate members for who have shown talent in that area. They are Friend, Spirit and Greeter.
    There is one other badge which only the staff can give out. It is Educator. This badge is only bestowed on people who have shown themselves to be extremely knowledgeable and capable in the poultry world. As a beginner I urge you to seek them out and ask them your questions. Don't be surprised if they refer you to a certain thread or discussion. The threads at BYC are chock full of quality info and many times the Educators will know just where to point you for a great answer to your question.
    Best regards and enjoy your birds!
    Karen
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016

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