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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tnewton07, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. tnewton07

    tnewton07 New Egg

    Hello I'm new here how ya'll
  2. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2015
    Braxton, Ms
    Why hello there, and [​IMG].

    Do you have a flock yourself?
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  3. tnewton07

    tnewton07 New Egg

    Well I jumped the gun before we were ready. Got 5 hens supposed to be 1yr old and a rooster. And a guinea. Got them temp housing for now. But we have not gotten any eggs yet and the rooster isn't crowing. It crowed the first day but nothing since.
  4. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2015
    Braxton, Ms
    [​IMG] Well you're already in for a ride then... We didn't have a actual coop when we bought our flock (6 hens 1 roo) we just set up a chain-link kennel and covered the top with metal roofing. Our rooster did take a while to start crowing but didn't crow incessantly, which was nice. The hens started laying soon because it was nice summer sun and temps, the cold will probably take your girls for a little longer.

    What breed(s) do you have?
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. It looks like you took a leap in at the deep end. I'm sure that you will find this site a great resource for getting yourself sorted out. The learning centre is a great place to start, along with your state thread (just type your state in the search box) as well as the members.

    All the best

  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on CTKen; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Your hens may not be laying yet because it's winter. As spring approaches with longer daylight hours, they should start up. It is also very stressful for chickens to be moved - when they feel secure in a new location they will act more like "chickens."
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  10. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Oh yeah. You're swimming hard for the deep end.

    Like you, I had chickens before I had the coop. House
    chickens at that. Woke up to chickens on our brand new
    couch, our tables...That might of been a poor plan on my

    But we all learn.

    And I hope you enjoy hanging out and learning with us. One
    thing about chickens, there is always something to learn.
    Meanwhile, enjoy the show.


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