New to the Crew

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BaHCoaaack, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. BaHCoaaack

    BaHCoaaack In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2018
    Hello Friends

    I am a few years into Chicken loving, and have lost a lot of chickens to dogs, cats, opossums, fox, minks, you name it... and now feel like I have a better sense of the needs of chickens and am ready to invest in heritage breed birds.

    This being said...
    I have no idea what toe punching is, or if I need to be breeder qualified... or whatever else I have yet to stumble across. What the heck?!

    Maybe I'm not ready for this...
    Anybody wanna throw me a bone?
  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frowHello and welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do. I too have no idea what toe punching is!! Hopefully someone can enlighten us!
  3. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

    Sep 13, 2015
    :welcome@BaHCoaaack! So glad to have you join us here at BYC! I'm sorry fro your previous losses, but hope the new birds go very well for you!! Toe punching is a way for breeders to help identify their stock, I don't recommend doing it unless you have quite a few birds, leg bands are much more in my favor, but hey that's just me.;) I BELIEVE in your chicken keeping skills, go for it!!!:ya
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under BaHCoaaack :frow Welcome!

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    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 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 ;)
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. OkieChickenGal

    OkieChickenGal Songster

    Nov 23, 2017
    Hello! Welcome to Byc! It's great to have you here!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock
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  9. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

    Jan 3, 2017
    Northwest, Indiana
    :welcome Glad you could join us! I hope you find all the awesome information you could possibly need and more! And there is soooo Many wonderfully nice and amazing people always ready and willing to help!
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  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Try using the search function for threads and articles (the best of which are in the learning centre -
    Learning Center
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