Newbie Spring 2017

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SamJack, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. SamJack

    SamJack New Egg

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    Hello Everyone! My husband and I have just acquired our first chicks! We've ordered a very cool chicken coop that is supposed to be delivered in 4 weeks (crossing our fingers). We bought 14 chicks, including 2 roosters. They are gold laced wyandottes, buckeyes, welsummers, and americaunas.

    They are currently in a stock tank in our garage with a heat lamp. Winter suddenly decided to come back with a vengeance this past weekend so it is very cold here. They are bigger than we anticipated they would be, so I hope they don't outgrow their container before the coop gets here!

    I'm sure I will love this forum and will learn a lot here.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! I hope you enjoy BYC, best wishes!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, SamJack, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community!
     
  6. SamJack

    SamJack New Egg

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    Thanks, everyone! Our coop is an 8x12 with a run. It is "rated" for 21-24 chickens. We hope to do some free range with them. The coop (and run) will be in a fenced pasture with our horses, so hopefully they can be out during the day and in at night. That's the goal. I really hope they will help with tick control and be happy grazers. Our horses love smaller animals (esp. cats) so I think they will be good. It is about a 5 acre pasture so no crowding..
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! There is an unbelievable source of great knowledge on here and wonderful, friendly folks! I do hope you'll make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. cordy and co

    cordy and co Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the world of chickens!! Gonna be raising my fist flock too. Gonna start incubation next week hopefully. Us newbies gotta stick together ;)
     

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