New to the great big world of Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by b_racin_gurl, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. b_racin_gurl

    b_racin_gurl Chirping

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    New to owning chickens, I have successfully raised ducks in the past and I winged that! I didn't realize how much information is available!! They are about 3-4 weeks old now, have had them for a week.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    9 chicks currently, unless the husband brings home more unexpectedly when picking up more feed

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    4 Jersey Giants, 1 Easter Egger, 2 Production Reds and was told 2 Barred Rock but that is in question if that is what they really are.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Eggs

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Read books when I can (more along the lines of Audible when I am driving by myself) barrel race and raise Frenchies

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    7 horses, 2 goats, 9 chickens and 3 dogs

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

    I was googling information and came across your site, I have read posts for 3 days strait now! So much information available, I love it!
     
  2. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    Have you gotten your coop/run planned out yet?

    If you have any interest, and have photos and plans/details of the coop you've built (or are going to build), there is a coop article contest going on right now! Here is a link:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/official-byc-coop-page-contest-10.1293484/

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
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  3. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Welcome to BYC!​
     
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  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens :celebrate. Do you show your Frenchies?
    They have become very popular.
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    If you have a guy bringing home chicks from the farm store, I'd say he was a 'keeper' :lol:

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

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens wonderful fun tell him her can have his own account here also but we are all enablers
     
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  9. b_racin_gurl

    b_racin_gurl Chirping

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    We currently have a small brooder set up but need to get that expanded quickly as my number of chicks keep multiplying every time feed is picked up! haha

    The coop and run design are a work in progress as I want it to be big enough to accommodate all of them and extras if they keep multiplying! That is my goal for this weekend, get the coop lined out and placement done.
     
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  10. b_racin_gurl

    b_racin_gurl Chirping

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