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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mintheweaver, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Mintheweaver

    Mintheweaver New Egg

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    Yeah, I am new to all this, I will be first to admit to my ignorance in many areas. I am not yet a chicken owner, but am hoping to be soon, I have already garnered my husband's approval and the acceptance of my neighbors on either side of us. We have a huge backyard which is currently being turned into raised garden beds and will be leaving the back end of the yard free for chicken coop/run. The entire yard is surrounded by 6 foot block walls. I also am a vermicomposter and so have worms to feed with, along with kitchen and garden scraps. I am primarily looking forward to egg production for my family

    We live in Mesa, AZ and I have already looked up city regulations, etc. I would love advice from other Arizonans on chicken care, especially in the summer months. What breeds are best for a novice. I am planning on only a few birds, maybe just a couple to start.

    Anyway, I will be checking out all the great information here, and learning as much as I can in the next few months, and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!

    Mindy
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. Mintheweaver

    Mintheweaver New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  4. NCGrammie

    NCGrammie What's Cluckin'?!

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    :welcome Welcome, it's so nice to meet you! I'm from NC myself and this year started raising chickens and well...:jumpy chicken math took over and the addiction began! :lau I hope you enjoy it as much as I do here...I have met many wonderful friends and learned SOOOO much from many of the pros. Jump right on in, you will feel right at home in no time! :caf
     
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello, Welcome to BYC and ...

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mindy, and [​IMG]! Sounds like you are off to a great start! BYC is a very helpful place for the beginner and seasoned chicken keeper alike! Best of luck to you!
     
  8. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. You will never buy eggs at the store again once your girls start laying [​IMG] This is a great forum!!
     
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    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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