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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by loriann12, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. loriann12

    loriann12 New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I am completely new to chickens and sort of impulsively bought 6 egg laying pullets from tractor supply. My three kids and I are super excited! Admittedly, I do not know a lot about chickens and a friend of mine referred me to this site. I could use any suggestions, links to threads that may be helpful, tips etc. I got 3 australorp and 3 yellow-but will be white I am told- pullets. I do have a decent size cage from a friend of mine that used to be a rabbit hutch and has plenty of room for them. The are in my garage and I am worried it may be too cold but they lived through last night and the forecast shows it will be getting warmer and last night was the last of the cold. I do have the heat lamp of course with the red bulb, bedding and waterer and feeder. But, that's about it! I am super excited and looking forward to gaining lots of knowledge from all of you chicken experts!

    Thanks!

    Lori
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Lori and welcome to BYC.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge 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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