Newbie looking for tips and support

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrcarern, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. mrcarern

    mrcarern New Egg

    Feb 12, 2017
    Hello, hubby and I live in western Washington. We just bought a house and have been interested in gardening and raising our own chickens for some time now. We have watched alot of you tube videos and read alot of info online, but would love any tips and support you all may have. We are starting from complete scratch.

    I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your knowledge and time. God bless!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    The best place to start is the Learning Center (the brown tab at the top of the screen)...there are a lot of good articles there that will help you get off on the right foot.

    You can also connect with others in Washington to get tips on what works best for your part of the country. There's a link to the state threads at the bottom of my post.

    Good luck to you, raising chickens is fun and rewarding!
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I agree with NFC - the Learning Center is a great place to begin to your knowledge quest of chickens! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I wish you the best of luck in your new chicken-keeping adventure. There's so much information here, some of it seemingly contradictory. In the majority of cases, it's a good thing - just bear in mind that we all do things differently and that there's rarely any right or wrong way to do things. If you are ever unsure when faced with possibly conflicting advice, do what your "heart" tells to you and you'll do just fine.

    Best wishes
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining the Backya[​IMG]rd chickens flock.
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mrcarern [​IMG] Welcome!

    At the risk of sounding like an echo, I agree that the Learning Centre is a really good starting point.

    My tip … use BYC to its full potential and never be afraid to ask questions.

    Best wishes to you and your flock when they arrive.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  7. tranquillen

    tranquillen Just Hatched

    Jan 18, 2017
    Poplar bluff mo
    One of the best pieces of advice is that when u are reading to buy, i suggest u do some research on sellers as to not buy sick chicks or ones that arent kept well. I suggest buying from a local feed store and look for problems in the cages like dead chicks or overly nasty cages no lights. Just a word to the wise. I bought some chick at the sale barn an they didnt make it. I went back to the sale barn and looked for the guy i bought them from but he was gone. The guy next to his booth said he tried to get my attention to warn me about the guy i bought them from, but get me aside in time to stop me from the purchase. Good luck
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to the flock! I am quite pleased you decided to join us, please pull up a chair and make yourself at home here! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow


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