New to raising chickens...starting from “scratch.”

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gvlclay, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. gvlclay

    gvlclay In the Brooder

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    Hello. I’d love to learn how to raise healthy chickens in my backyard. I’m building a coop on Wednesday and buying my first four chickens. I reside in North Central Florida and I’m just beginning to plan and design a backyard chicken coop and habitat to gain organic eggs and have the proper environment for 4 healthy chickens.
     
  2. Silkies for life

    Silkies for life Chirping

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    Welcome! Im sure you will love this site and your new flock! Chickens are great to have! Good luck!:welcome:thumbsup
     
  3. puffypoo

    puffypoo Pixel Princess

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    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the right place. Lots of helpful advice here that will make your chickens and you, happier and healthier.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    You might need more than a day or two to properly plan and build ;)

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with the coop building and establishment and maintenance of your flock.
     
  6. Al Capon

    Al Capon Songster

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    Relax, take 3 or 4 weeks. Buy some used "chicken books" off of Amazon for a few bucks, read everything front to back. You'll have questions, dig around on this forum for answers. Ask questions here. Research all the mistakes others have made when building a coop. Don't rush into it. Then you'll be ready to jump in, it's still Plenty early in the chicken season.
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    I highly recommend an open air type coop.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


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  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  9. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    Welcome to the roost, flock, and BYC! I hope you enjoy it just as much as we all do! Jump right in and don't be timid to ask questions. People love to help! Welcome again! Oh and I am happy duck...just so you know!:welcome:welcome:frow
     
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :ya
     

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