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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ferry Chick, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Ferry Chick

    Ferry Chick New Egg

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    Good morning all!
    My family and I took the plunge about a week when I purchased 5 Chicks (2 Red Star & 3 Gold Laced Wyandotte) on a whim! Well not totally a "whim".... I have been contemplating, planning and researching for the idea for several years now and when the opportunity, and cute chicks, came along I went for it.
    If anyone has any advice for me please speak up! I welcome any well-wishes, question, comments and prayers!
     
  2. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read, read read the learning center articles and the raising baby cickens forum they are both chock full of information.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The Learning Center is a great place to start. Planning ahead will help prevent a lot of the troubles that people encounter when keeping chickens.
     
  4. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You came to the right place. I've met some of the smartest, nicest peeps here. Chickens changed the entire landscape, literally, of the ranch here. I would recommend fencing off any plants you want to keep before the chooks are big enough to free range. Welcome from Colorado by the way [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Definitely check out the Learning Center and also the Coops section if you need ideas for housing. Enjoy your chickens!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chicken Ferry, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! Glad you took the poultry plunge! BYC is a great place to be for info should you need it. You might also connect with other N. Carolina on the link below. Best of luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
     
  7. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome from KY. Enjoy your new chickies![​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. Ferry Chick

    Ferry Chick New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for all of the warm welcome's! I am eventually going to become an expert on raising backyard poultry! I have been doing nothing but research and more research for the past two years. But it seems that every time I read a new article or blog post I learn something new! But it's nice knowing these gals are going to keep me on my toes! So far they have been a piece of cake!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on your chicks and best of luck [​IMG]
     

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