New to raising chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rmwagner, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. rmwagner

    rmwagner In the Brooder

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    Hello. I just bought 8 olive egger pullet chicks. This is my first time raising chickens. My husband is an old farm boy. He and his family raised and grew everything. We decided we wanted to do the same thing. Especially now that we have the room and I have the time to devote to it. Thanks for adding me.
     
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  2. 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/)
     
  3. rmwagner

    rmwagner In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the information. It is greatly appreciated.
     
  4. 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! :)
     
  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens :yesss:
     
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I wish you the best of luck with your new flock.
     
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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under rmwagner :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.

    Including your general location on your profile 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.

    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 ;)
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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