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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by n339jc, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. n339jc

    n339jc New Egg

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    Hey Everybody!!

    So I guess I have officially gotten into the world of chickens. My wife and I went out today with the kids and picked up 5 chickes. 3 Barred Rocks and 2 Araucanas. They are 4 weeks old and cute. We decided to use our dogs large kennel for the brooder for now which I think works perfectly. I guess I have a few weeks to get a coop built.

    I have read many of the articles on this site and figured since I actually got some chickens it was about time to become a member. I am looking forward to reading the posts and sharing our new family members with the community here. I welcome any advice that can be given.

    Bryan
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Bryan, welcome to the flock. The Learning Center above, is a great place to start chickens 101, then I would recommend you check out the coops section, and also "Raising Backyard Poultry. If you need any help, someone is usually here 24/7.
     
  3. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  4. Chickmamas

    Chickmamas New Egg

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    Welcome to chickens! I just joined this site today myself but have had my chicks for a year now. So much to learn and experience! Have fun I
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) There is a lot of useful information in our Learning Center that can keep you from making beginners' mistakes. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your coop built.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! As Drumstick Diva said the Learning Center and the Coops section will give you lots of great info and ideas. You will find the links to both and more in the brown header on top. Enjoy the site!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Nice to have you join us. If you have any questions (or photos, we like photos!), feel free to post.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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