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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KCurry1997, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. KCurry1997

    KCurry1997 Hatching

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    Hello all! I’m new to raising chickens. My family had them as a child but it’s definitely been an interesting past 2 weeks. We have 20 chicks varying in age and breeds. We do not know all the breeds we have yet. I do know we have golden comets and Rhode Island reds, and a couple of the meat hens. Which are huge! They are so big and
    Clumsy! We started out with 10 and now have 20! That’s what happens when you send your husband to tractor supply alone! I’m looking foreword to being in this forum, I’m going to need all the advice I can get! Thanks all!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new littles. Once the chicks are 2-3 months old you can post pics here -
    What Breed Or Gender is This?

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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 can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! If you post in the What breed or gender forum I'm sure members will help you out!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    @Pork Pie Ken has given you a lot of helpful links to start with. If you have questions, always feel free to ask...everyone is here to help each other.

    Make yourself at home and thanks for joining us!
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Welcome to BYC. It’s great to have you here. Good luck with your chicks. There’s plenty of helpful and knowledgeable members who are always willing to help if you have any questions.
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under KCurry.... :frow Welcome!

    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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    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 ;)

    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 may be interested in these links:
     
  9. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens community :frow
     
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