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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mika5456, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. mika5456

    mika5456 New Egg

    Mar 20, 2017

    New to site and new to backyard chicken raising :) I am a native New York City gal transplanted to rural Virginia thanks to my husband. We purchased a home in the "country" with a little over 5 acres. Previous home to a horse breeder so we have riding rings and a huge 25 stall barn which was converted to a garage by the previous owner. Attached to the now garage is a chicken coop. so having 2 sons, my husband would like to introduce some "country life" by owning a few chickens. We are in the process of cleaning out the coop and sprucing up the hen house. I am excited but terrified since I don't have ANY experience raising chickens.

    Any good start up pointers?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How exciting for you to be getting your chicken adventures started :woot Our learning Center is a fab place to start ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Lots of super articles there that will really help you get your new chicken started.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Be sure to ask is any question that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

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

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Mika, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our community! Good luck to you on your poultry adventure!! [​IMG]
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mika5456 [​IMG] Welcome!

    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.

    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.

    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]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    In addition to the great links you've already been given, use the Search box (upper left, under the logo) to find information...there's a ton of info here.

    Have fun with the upcoming chicks!
  7. vachick15

    vachick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here!
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! I am quite glad you joined us, please make yourself at home, I think you are going to like it here! :frow

  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  10. rooty

    rooty Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

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