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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GallopingAlong, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. GallopingAlong

    GallopingAlong In the Brooder

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    Hey, y'all! I am a country girl at heart, but don't know much, if anything, about chickens. My grandpa is nearing 70 and still working a full time 12 hour job on his feet all day. He is always talking about how he wants to raise chickens when he retires, and I think the time for retiring is nearing. I want to be there to help him out and enjoy the outdoors with him, but I need to gather my info first. Any advice, tips, tricks, etc. for me?? Thanks for all of the help, and for have so much useful info!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. A good place to start is the Getting Started Raising Chickens section of our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens. There are some good charts that you can use to reference the different breeds at http://albc-usa.etapwss.com/images/uploads/docs/pickachicken.pdf, http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx, and http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html. Also Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breeds are best for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Please feel free to ask any specific questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi :welcome!
    Glad you could join the flock! Michael has left you some great links above I'm sure you will find them very usefull. How lovely of you to help your Grandpa with the chicken journey I'm sure you will have a great time, chickens are fantastic animals to keep.

    Enjoy BYC, everyone here to help you along the way :frow
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Michael has left you with some great links to follow. You might also stop by our learning center for lots of great articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry....https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    I'm sure your grandpa deserves a happy, chicken filled retirement. It is very nice that you want to help make it happen.
     
  10. 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.
     

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