New to owning chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TowChicken, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. TowChicken

    TowChicken New Egg

    Apr 13, 2017
    Pocahontas Arkansas
    Hello everyone! I have always been around chickens with my family gathering eggs and hatching them and everything else but never really paid that much attention to it all. Now that I am on my own starting my own family, me and my wife decided we needed to get some chickens to truly get our little farm going good. We already had three dogs (lab, shih-Tzu and a Husky), a cat and two horses so we definitely are used to animals. We recently purchased 6 day old blue laced red Wyandotte to get this rolling. We are going to see how this goes and if it is all I hope it is, more breeds will be added to the farm soon enough. I built a coop and run from scrap before I came back to work and they should be ready to move outside from my understanding when I come home May 10th. Me and my wife live in North East Arkansas and I work on the river so I am gone half the time and she lone wolfs it so any major projects wait until I am home when I have 28 days solid to mess with it.
  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 18, 2017
    Hey, TowChicken! [​IMG] This is a great forum for questions, answers, fun and more! Enjoy!
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - 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 -

    All the best
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under TowChicken [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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