New to the Idea of Chickens...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Katrina89, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Katrina89

    Katrina89 Chirping

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    Hi, I'm Katrina. I'm 27 (almost 28), and I've been on the site for a while... I first came across backyardchickens.com when I was reading my new Backyard Homesteading book. I'm currently in New Mexico, and I don't have chickens yet. Due to unforeseen events, I'm staying with family until I can put a down payment on a house. I am eager to learn more about chickens and meet some kindred spirits. :)
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Hi, Katrina. Welcome too BYC! There's always room for one more on the roost here
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Nice to meet you Katrina. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Katrina and welcome to BYC

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    :frow Hello Katrina, so glad you have joined us.

    Good luck with your plans, IMO planning and looking forward to new adventures fills the time until one can accomplish them.
     
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  6. 4 Georgia Hens

    4 Georgia Hens Crowing

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    HI Katrina!
    We are always glad to meet another chicken-lover! Have you been thinking about what kinds of chickens you might want (good layer, meat bird, multi purpose, show bird)? If your not sure, we (us at BYC) would LOVE to give you ideas!! Good luck!
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome aboard! :frow
    We are glad you joined our flock.
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Get settled in and share some pics of your flock!
     
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  8. Katrina89

    Katrina89 Chirping

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    Thank y'all so much! I really appreciate all of the support and great advice! <3 Right now, I'm just looking to get some great layers... until I get used to having chickens. And you're right... sometimes planning is the best way to pass the time till we can actually do what we plan. I've got a plan for buying my first house, which will then lead to my chicken plan. Lol. :D The wheels are spinnin' and I'm movin' slowly forward, but I'm moving. :D lol. I will do this! And I'm glad to be able to talk to so many wonderful chicken lovers! <3

     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Make sure you check to see if chickens are allowed in the neighborhood/area/town you plan on buying your house in too.
     
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  10. Katrina89

    Katrina89 Chirping

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    I've checked... Thank you. :D
     
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