Newbie in NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jacktail, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. jacktail

    jacktail New Egg

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    Hello BYC folks!
    We are fairly new to the world of chickens. We discovered BYC while researching and preparing for our feather girls. Our four hens joined us as three day old chicks in March 2013. We have two Black Australorps and two Plymouth Barred Rocks.
    Raising the tiny chicks was easy compared to planning and building the pen and coop. My husband initially built an enclosed pen to house the pullets through the summer. As the weather cooled down in the fall, he added a coop and nesting box addition. We made ready for winter with a heat lamp and water warmer. We have learned a wealth of information via BYC as we transitioned through the seasons of our first year of chicken ownership.
    Many thanks to all who post here and their helpful information for the newbies!!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have everything going great. Glad to have you join!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The breeds you have are very cold hardy. Many people feel that providing heat in the winter can be counterproductive and not necessarily good for the health of your flock. You might enjoy looking through the Raising Backyard Chickens section for information on winter housing.
     
  5. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    It is great to have you aboard and enjoy all your poultry adventures!!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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