New to raising chicks in Wyoming!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WYChickMom, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. WYChickMom

    WYChickMom In the Brooder

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    Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We are new to chickens, haven't even purchased our first one!

    What breeds do you have?
    None yet, we hear Buffs are a good breed...
    Looking for suggestions from the pros!

    What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    We don't know yet but we are looking forward to raising 3-4 hens and fresh eggs!

    What are some of your other hobbies?
    Our children are 6 and 9, we have one dog (9lb rat terrier - will he pose a problem with our chicken raising??) and two dwarf/roborovski hamsters...we think one is pregnant, will get back to you on that...

    Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    One of my dearest friends in N. Idaho raises chickens, always has and her fave resource is BYC, it's time for us to learn from the best! Thank you!
     
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  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    :yesss: :welcome :yesss:
    Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC
     
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  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
    I breed brahmas!
    They’re Gentle giants, very friendly, quiet,docile, good egg layers and they make great broodies being able to cover many eggs as they’re so big.
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Set your goals, study the forums, ask questions, plan and you will be successful in establishing your flock. Buff orpingtons are generally mellow breeds.
     
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  5. Perris

    Perris Songster

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    hello @WYChickMom ! welcome to BYC :frow
    that depends on how well he is trained... there is good advice on here about that - use the search function to find it all.
     
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  6. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
     
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  7. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello WYCickMom.
    Welcome to BYC.
    You'll be studying up on coops and dog training then.:p
     
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  8. ldrchickens

    ldrchickens Songster

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    Welcome to the flock!!!!
     
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  9. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    :welcome
    You are welcome to join us on the Wyoming Unite!!!! thread. Current page.
     
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  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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