Newbie from Northeast PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rae7285, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Rae7285

    Rae7285 New Egg

    Apr 23, 2017
    Hi! My name is Rachel. My husband and I recently purchased some baby chicks. Having switched to Paleo diet recently with a autoimmune disorder and learning about proper nutrition, we decided to raise our own chickens for eggs.

    Having doe some preliminary research over the past 3 months, I think I'm in love with the Wyandottes. All colors. They just speak to me but we bought an array to get started: Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire, Rocks, Orpingtons, Wyandottes and I think Silkies. All but the Silkies came from McMurray's. I really like the Faverolle Roosters also, I'd like one of those.

    We have a hobby wood shop so we are in the process of finishing the coop and the starting the run for when they are not free in the yard.

    Looking for advice and tips on all sorts of Chicken related issues! Thanks for having us.


  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 18, 2017
    Hey, Rae7285, [​IMG]! Glad you could join! That looks like a good coop. Just so you know, silkies will go broody a lot, or if you don't know the term, they will hatch their eggs out a lot if you don't stop them. Have fun!
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Rachel

    Glad you could join us here! What a fabulous coop you have there! I have to say I'm quite envious! Our learning Center has some great articles and would be the go to place for lots of tips and advice ~

    Enjoy your new babies and be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Rachel [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    I love your coop .. great job!

    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]
  7. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Welcome to BYC

    What a great looking coop you have been building. I see a few members already gave you a few links to places here on the forum so I will just wish you all the luck in the world with your new flock.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017

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