New to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NewLifeAcres, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. NewLifeAcres

    NewLifeAcres In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2018
    Hello. We have dreamed of living in the country for over 3 years. This past fall we were finally able to purchase our Homestead. Chickens will be your first livestock.
    We are a family of 6 and can't wait to get started. We plan on taking it slow and asking lots of questions. We want to make sure that we do it right. We know we'll probably make a lot of mistakes but as long as we have other people to help us along the way.... I think we'll be okay.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. How great that your dream of living in the country has become a reality. If you put your state name in the search box, it should bring the state thread up so you can post on it.

    You may even find BYCERS living near you who could give hands on examples of how they manage their flocks, what breeds do best in the climate, etcetc.
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frowHello and :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Learning Center is a good place to start:

    Always feel free to ask questions, we're all here to help each other!
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  8. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Living in the country is a worthy dream! I'm glad it's coming true for you!

    Welcome to BYC!
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  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    We're so glad you joined us!
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under NewLifeAcres :frowWelcome 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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, 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 ;)

    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 may be interested in these links:
    Pickin a Chicken
    How Much Room Do Chickens Need
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