Newbie Here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pamperedamber, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2015
    Riverside, Ca
    Hello all,

    I am Amber from Riverside, Ca. We have a half acre and all or our neighbors have farm animals, so we are going start a little mini farm for just our use. We are currently build in our chicken coop. We have 5 baby chicks waiting to be picked up on Christmas from my mom's coop. There are 2 Easter Eggers (5 weeks), 1 Black Sexlink (4 weeks), 1 Buff Orpington (5 weeks), and 1 Silver Wyandotte (6 weeks).

    I am excited for this new journey and learning experience for my family. I love reading all your posts they have been very helpful when trying to decide on what breeds to get, how big to build my coop, and to get a covering for the run.

    We live near the river bottom so there are lots of over head predators and a few on the ground ones. We will be training our dogs to be nice to the chickens (i hope). My moms dogs are good with the chickens so it is my hope that I can train my dogs to be as well.

    I look forward to this adventure with all of you.

    Have a great day and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Amber. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. You have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Amber, seasons greetings and welcome to BYC
  4. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2015
    Hi Amber and welcome to BYC,
    You've come to the right place.
    If you have any specific questions be sure to ask because that is what BYC is all about.
    Since you are new here be sure to check out the learning center, They have loads of information that I am sure you'll enjoy.
    Good Luck!
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do any dog x chicken introductions with dogs on leash and a fence between them & chickens. Dogs regard chicks as toys. They grab and chase them to make them squeak - the squeaking stops(dead bird) and they grab another and so on. They can massacre entire flocks in the blink of an eye. You never hear of Chickens killing a dog.
  8. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2015
    Walla Walla WA
    If your dog knows the command "leave it" then I would reinforce that from the first day you bring the chickens home. I was lucky, my dog those wet leave it means and responded to it immediately from the first day I had them in their little Btooder in the house. But I always made sure that it was covered. Dogs are dogs and even the best trained one can follow its instincts. As stated above, Elyse is a great thing, and make sure if your friends bring their dogs over but they are also on the leash. Or better yet just don't have other dogs there.
    All your animals can live in peace. When my chickens were about half grown I walked outside to the scene one day. Ran back into get the camera.
  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Amber, [​IMG]

    Enjoy your new flock and if you have questions, feel free to ask. There's so much information available here and a lot of helpful, friendly members.

    Merry Christmas!
  10. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2015
    Riverside, Ca
    Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and great ideas v

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