Newbie- sort of LOL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Katenwoods, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Katenwoods

    Katenwoods In the Brooder

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    Hello all!
    I am new to this site and wanted to say Hi to you all and thanks for letting me join.
    I have had chickens multiple times in the past and they are my favorite farm critter. For the last 10 years or so I have been working too many hours and just didn't have either the time nor the space to get and keep birds again. That all changes as of 4/27 (15 working days!) I am retiring! and moving from the Colorado Rocky Mountains back to the Pacific Northwest and a small 5 acre farmstead! Woo Hoo!
    And chickens are the first things on my list! Well, ok, after planting some parts of the garden and would be orchard LOL Then comes a decent coop!
    So I am here to pick your brains on best coop designs, most reliable layers, how to tell who is laying and who is not! LOL Just all that good chicken stuff!
    Thanks for letting me know,
    Katenwoods
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your forthcoming retirement :)


    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Congrats on your upcoming move and being able to get back into chickens!
     
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  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :yesss:Congratulations on your retirement! :welcome It’s great to have you in the flock :thumbsup
     
  7. chickengirl778

    chickengirl778 Songster

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    I currently have an Orpington, a barred rock, an Austrolorp, a Speckled Sussex, and 2 Ameraucanas! I HIGHLY recommend the Speckled Sussex and Barred Rock as layers! The Orpington and Austrolorp are also quite good, and these Ameraucanas are mediocre. My other Ameraucana was great though! As for friendliness, the Orpington is my favorite! :)
     
  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Reading your introduction was very inspiring! I have two years and 5 months to go until I can retire.

    I hope you enjoy the farm in the Pacific Northwest!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Congratulations on your retirement and a soon to be new home. :yesss:
     
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