New to everything chicken!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peeperkeeper7, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. peeperkeeper7

    peeperkeeper7 New Egg

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    Hello, just moved into our own farmette....inherited 8 chickens from old owner..unfortunately raccoons got 6 of them our first week here! We r left with a hen and a rooster. It has been rough and the coop is large but in disrepair. It has been a month and we have cleared out the chicken runs and shoveled out the coop...we bought some new baby chicks today and while they spend time in our bathroom we plan to bring the coop up to par...now..where to start. . We know nothing!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    I'd say the best place to start is reading up on how to take care of chicks. You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on getting your chicken adventures started :clap I'm sorry to hear about the raccoon attack, always so sad when we lose them like that. Please do check out the links CT left for you, I'm sure you will find them most helpful.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. Mmn Amna

    Mmn Amna New Egg

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    Hi am new here & glad 2 join u guyz
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    You've been given some great links. Good luck! Darn racoons. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mmn Amna

    Mmn Amna New Egg

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    Tnx
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Raccoons are one of the nastiest predators you can encounter. Please check out the predator threads for advice on keeping them away. Welcome to Backyard chickens, glad you joined the flock.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Mmn Amna

    Mmn Amna New Egg

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    Tnx
     

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