New To the Coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zealo, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Zealo

    Zealo In the Brooder

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    Hollo. I'm Zealo
    And pretty soon I'm going to be raising my first batch of chicks.
    Tell you the truth, this all started out very randomly.
    One day I was looking at a book about raising chickens (because I dream about having my own farm, and have been working hard to try and get there.) and my boyfriends father decided that he would buy it for me. Being me, I wanted to pay him back, but he said if I raised chickens and gave him some of the eggs, that we would be even.
    I know he meant more later on, but I started to make plans the next day. [​IMG]
    Now I have chicken coop, a home made brooder,
    four chicks on their way, and I have been excited ever since.


    I've been reading, doing research,
    even went to my cousins farm for the first time to ask how raising their chickens went.


    Any advise ^-^
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Be sure to check out the Learning Center for information on all aspects of chicken raising: Learning Center Articles
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    I remember when I first found out that I could have chickens in my back yard! It's been a while now, but it never gets old. I love my chickens!
     
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  4. Zealo

    Zealo In the Brooder

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    Thank you, Wyandottes
    For a while there, I'll admit, I was a floater or guest, whatever you call it.
    And finally just decided to join. ^-^
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I think your boyfriend's father wants you in the family. First they want eggs, then later on they want grandchildren etc. [​IMG] I'm just being silly. Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Chickens are so much fun to keep. You will definitely want to stop by our Learning Center for lots of tips and hints on getting started, building the coop, raising the chicks and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators. Wyandottes has left you the link to our Learning Center.

    Enjoy this wonderful new journey you are on! If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] x2 on checking out the Learning Center. Good luck to you.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, Zealo. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm glad you're experiencing your dream. Sounds like your boyfriend has a really nice father. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks are you getting?
     

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