Newbie from Missouri!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melchicks, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. melchicks

    melchicks New Egg

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    Hi All! I am super excited to start this new adventure of raising chickens. I have found a ton of very useful information on this site and finally decided on what coop I wanted to build. I hope to have the coop built (with the husband's help and expertise) in the next month or so and then start buying a few chickens! My goal is to free range all day and of course pin up in the coop at night. I am a little nervous starting this late in the year but hopefully I can have a few chickens by Fall. Wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your chicken goals, project and overall adventure! Feel free to ask any questions. We are happy to help.
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you could join us! [​IMG]

    What kind of chickens do you plan on getting?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may want to buy older birds, "started pullets," or " laying hens," so you get some eggs faster. They also don't need as much care as chicks do (with heat requirements, etc. etc.)

    Glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your coop built and in getting your chickens.
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You might find it somewhat difficult to find chickens this late in the year (most people get them in the spring) but you can check with other members on your state thread, maybe they can give you some leads:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/73271/calling-any-one-from-missouri

    Good luck to you, if you have questions feel free to ask.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  8. melchicks

    melchicks New Egg

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    Yes that is the plan!
     
  9. melchicks

    melchicks New Egg

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    A couple barred rocks, astrolupe, island reds, easter Eggers, wyandottes......
     
  10. melchicks

    melchicks New Egg

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    I have been watching Craigslist and have joined a couple poultry groups on Facebook. It seems people around my area have chickens for sale all the time. If they are all gone in the next month I guess I will wait until spring.
     

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