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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grannys Peeps, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Grannys Peeps

    Grannys Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Virginia Williams and I live in Arlington, Texas. This is my first time at 69 years old to raise chickens. I have 4 new babies about a week old now and love them so much. Grin... My boxer thinks they are his babies. [​IMG] I am so glad to find this site and know I will have lots of questions soon.

    Happy Chickens are a must.

    Virginia
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas. Virginia, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard - not just to BYC but to raising chickens!! It is truly a rewarding hobby! A great place to learn the ropes is the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center It is packed with informative articles covering the entire spectrum of chicken raising. You'll be most interested in the Raising Baby Chicks section initially, but you'll want to read ahead to the other sections as well - the housing, feeding, and maintenance of your flock. It is must read material. Additionally, if you'd like to get in touch with other Lone Star chicken folks, you can locate the TX thread in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Thank you for joining BYC and we wish you the very best!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Virginia

    Glad you could join us here! Congratulations on your new babies :clap Raising chicks sure is lots of fun and so very rewarding when you see them all grown up. It's something I enjoy very much and can't wait to get incubating again next spring!
    Your boxer sounds very much like my dog, he too thinks they are all his. As soon as he hears the cheeping from the incubator he is there waiting LOL!

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chicks. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi Virginia, it's very nice to meet you. Hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do. Boxers are great dogs!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello, Virginia and a warm welcome to BYC. It sounds like you are already hooked on chickens, so you've most certainly come to the right place.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Oops! :oops:. Thanks, Cuz.
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am very happy you joined us! Congrats on starting your chicken keeping adventures! If you ever have any questions don't hesitate to ask, or just hop over to the Learning Center! Have a great time on BYC and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Virginia congrats on your new little flock! I hope you continue to enjoy them for many years to come.

    Thanks for joining us!
     

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