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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eggnewbie, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. eggnewbie

    eggnewbie Hatching

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    Hi, everyone. I am completely clueless on any thing to do with chickens. I am so happy to have found this site to gain much needed knowledge, before we begin our journey with raising them.
     

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! You sure have come to the right place for all the chicken knowledge :D
    Have you checked out the learning Center? Lots of super articles there that will really help you out. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Do you have a timescale for getting your chicken adventures started? Wishing you the very best of luck and be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help you along the way.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, enjoy the journey! With the help of your new chickens, you will earn your poultry degree right here. It's going to be more rewarding than you can imagine. We'll look forward to seeing pics of your chicks!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think you will enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  5. uncertainty

    uncertainty Chirping

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    Hi; glad you joined BYC. I joined last fall and did all kinds of reading before my first chicks arrived in the spring. They are about 7 weeks old now, and so far so good. The only concern I had early on was some pasty butt in week one. It was unseasonably cold here, below freezing every night. I added extra heat to the brooder and learned to wash chicken bums! Since then, all are hale and hearty (and a little bit bratty). The members here are really helpful, so I know you will make a great success of your poultry project.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to our community. I wish you all the best in your impending chicken-keeping adventure.

    CT
     
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    Hi welcome to BYC! Hope you like it here, cya around sometime :)
     

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. kindofodd

    kindofodd In the Brooder

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    I'm with you there. Joined BYC in prep for chickens next spring. So much good advice here on ANY question you may come up with. Welcome aboard!
     

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