New to Farm Life and Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KHBaker, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. KHBaker

    KHBaker Chirping

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    Hello! My name is Kailey and my husband and I bought a five acre farm about six months ago. When we started talking about which animals to purchase first, we both agreed that we would start our hobby farm adventure with chickens! I've had horses before, but never other species of livestock, so it has been fun to learn all about these birds.

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Yes, my husband and I bought our first chickens five weeks ago :) we love having them!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Currently, we have six. Three ISA Browns and three Black Sex Links

    (3) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    I was looking for helpful advice on starting my flock, and this site had kind, consistent, and helpful advice!

    (4) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love to read, write, garden and ride horses.

    (5) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My husband and I have a dog, conure, guinea pig, chinchilla, and now chickens. I work at a commercial printing company, but the hobby farm is my passion. I am excited to join this community! The photo attached is of our coop (it definitely needs some more work, but the wheel has since been fixed and the outside has been fortified).
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. KHBaker

    KHBaker Chirping

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    Thank you!
     
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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Welcome. Be sure to visit your state's thread. there are also a lot of gardening threads here on BYC.

    You might like to put your general location in your profile. That way, it's always available so folks can give climate specific advice.
     
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  5. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    :welcome:celebrate

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
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  6. KHBaker

    KHBaker Chirping

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    I appreciate it, and will check these links out! :)
     
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!

    It is nice meeting you!
     
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Kailey :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.

    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 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 ;)

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Nice to meet you Kailey, hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do :yesss:
     
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