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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wheezy, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Wheezy

    Wheezy Hatching

    Mar 10, 2017
    Ojai Valley, CA
    I've wanted chickens for a few years now, and finally have the place and space. My main concern is time and proper care! I want to be fully prepared before bringing new lives into my household to care for. I'm a wife and mother of two, and I'm seriously considering 3-4 Buff Orpingtons. I'm looking forward to enjoying the knowledge and wisdom shared in this community!

  2. rooster58

    rooster58 Chirping

    Dec 31, 2016
    Upstate NY
    Welcome aboard. Lots of info here and the people are pretty cool also.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Wheezy, and [​IMG]! So happy you joined our community! BYC is the place for friendly advice and help! Chickens are really pretty low maintenance if you do the homework and prep work ahead of time like you are doing. A great place to start is the Learning Center. It is loaded with helpful articles that will accelerate your knowledge in order to make you a responsible chicken keeper. Here's the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    And Buff Orps are a great breed - docile and friendly and good layers of large brown eggs. I have had a few go broody on me but there are remedies for that.
    If you'd like to chat with some chicken keepers in your neck of the woods, find your state thread in the link below and stop by and say howdy!
    Good luck to you on your poultry adventure and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Wheezy [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points from redsoxs, I will just wish you all the best.

    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.

    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 [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Buff orps are a very popular breed and a good one to start with. [​IMG]

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