New to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by llombardo, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

    Mar 11, 2018
    Hello all, my name is Lisa and Today I picked up a coop and 4 chicks and one baby duck.

    I sealed the coop and got it together. That was a fun experience.

    I have been spending a lot of time with them, I can't resist because they are just adorable.

    I have 7 dogs, 5 cats, 4 rabbits, and several fish. The chickens are a new adventure. I'm excited to be part of this community to learn how to become a great owner.
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under llombardo :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 - Raising and Caring for Ducklings

    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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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Watch you chicks and duckling if they share the same brooder. Ducks love to splash and get wet, chicks do not and could end up chilled. Ducks are also much messier poo-wise, they have the power to cover walls, ceiling and floor
  4. Farmgal101

    Farmgal101 Songster

    May 29, 2017
    Hello,welcome to BYC...Im here from your other new to chickens thread:lol:We are here if you have any questions:):welcome
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Lisa:welcome:frow Happy :ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Lisa and welcome to BYC - congrats on your new littles.
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  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Lisa and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
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  8. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Hello and welcome to BYC, Lisa! Great to have you here!
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  9. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

    Jan 3, 2017
    Northwest, Indiana
    :welcomeSo happy you could join us! There is tons of awesome information and amazingly nice people to help you along the way!
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