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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by taylorstchick, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. taylorstchick

    taylorstchick New Egg

    Mar 30, 2016
    Hello all,

    I work at an urban farm in California where one of my duties is to be the caretaker to 13 chickens. I started off being afraid to pick them up but now, I'm more confident. I feel like I've got the very basics down and I'm eager to gain more knowledge. I especially want to learn how to keep my chickens healthy--how to prevent illnesses and diseased.

    I've been a lurker for a while. I've been looking for ideas for DIY feeders. I found one and now I just have to build it.

    I appreciate that this website exists because it's my goto resource for anything chicken related :)
  2. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. So glad you decided to make it official. :frow
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard. I'm glad that BYC has been useful to you in the past and i hope that now you are member you will enjoy and learn even more.

    all the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
  5. yellowblack

    yellowblack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2016
    Welcome to backyard chickens! Tell us more about your farm! I am from california too! I hope I can come visit maybe if u sell hen chicks!?! Hmm
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  6. taylorstchick

    taylorstchick New Egg

    Mar 30, 2016
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! :D

    Yellowback, we're located in the Bay Area and we're a one-acre farm that grows seasonal veggies which we sell to local restaurants and to the public. We also sell eggs! But no chicks. We don't have any other animals on the farm. We're a young non profit but we're growing so who knows what the future holds for the farm.
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck with your flock and garden!

    You might like to check out the BYC sister site on gardening:

    Thanks for joining us!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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