New to Raising Chickens


In the Brooder
Mar 4, 2018
So I just picked up my baby chicks this past weekend.
I originally wanted to start with 4 but I ended up going home with 5 baby chicks
I have never owned chickens before.
I bought black sex link cinnamon queen and one other I cant remember the name ( oops)
I kept on running into the website as I was doing research, mainly through Pinterest. So since there was so many resources from this site I thought it would be a good idea to join.
Although I'm new to chicken I love gardening. I recently moved to the country from a city so I only have experience with patio container gardening so it looks as if I'm still a newbie! I plan on still using my containers of course!
So my husband and I just moved in with my mother out here we will be staying with her for about 18 months. Luckily my mother had a 2 bedroom apartment made in her basement so we will have plenty of personal space :). We both currently work full time jobs as we start our family we are looking to transition me out of the work force and become more sustainable and live comfortably on one income. WE have no other animals at the point but are looking to get goats in the near future.

Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

You are off to a great start in life!

Best wishes
G’Day from down under SimplyShida :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.

If you include your general location on your profile, this will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

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

BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These in particular may be of interest to you at this stage:
Topic/Question of the week - Brooding and supplementing heat for chicks
Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks
Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

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 ;)

Best wishes and good luck!

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