New to Chix!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Always-Silver, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Always-Silver

    Always-Silver Hatching

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    Ive had every other sort of bird except Poultry I think! Ive wanted a fancy chicken to keep as a pet for a while. I figured if I could learn the ropes before I spring the idea on my husband I would stand a better chance lol. I live rurally in Lower SW Michigan so tho its March we still have snow on the ground. Our local farm stores all have eggs under lights getting ready for the chix to start hatching tho! We have several feeds stores that carry fancy chix and ducks now because we get a lot of well to do people that come out from the cities and 'play' farmer during the warmer months now lol. I hope you all don't mind questions, I will try n not be too much of a pest! Thank You in Advance!!
    Namaste! Silver
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think what you have in mind is a house chicken. Generally Seramas or Silkies are good because they can tolerate confinement better. Seramas were bred to be house pets in Malaysia,

    Please check out "people with house chickens," to get an idea what it's like.
     
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  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    :jumpy egg5.gif :welcome chick jump.gif
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Good luck and no problem on asking lots of questions! Everyone here to help you along the way.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you're here!
     
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
     
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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Silver :frow Welcome!

    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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. This one may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
     
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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and :welcome Don’t worry about asking lots of questions! Ask away, we’re all chicken mad here!
     
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