Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VanIsleNewbie, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. VanIsleNewbie

    VanIsleNewbie Hatching

    Nov 12, 2017

    Moving out to 5 acres on Vancouver Island, Canada early Feb 2018. No we Can finally become a bit more self reliant! We are hoping to get some chickens and goats. Have done a lot of research, and looking for any tips and advice!

    We have 2 kiddos, 6 & 3. As well as 2 Burmese cats!

    Thanks in advance!! :)

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  2. Dayrel

    Dayrel Songster

    Mar 18, 2017
    Hello VanIsleNewb. Welcome to BYC! There is tons of info here and very good people to help you on your journey as a new chicken owner. :)

    If you want to get the most out of BYC, I suggest you do the following:
    • For general education, spend some time browsing the Articles link above and possibly the Learning Center. You will find excellent information for both newbies and long-time chicken owners there.
    • When you have specific questions, most of the time a quick search will come up with the answers.
    • If you don't find anything useful that way, post your question in an appropriate sub-forum. People here are very helpful and will answer your question even if it has been asked 100 times before.
    Good on you for researching before bringing chickens home. The will be better off for your efforts.

    Enjoy your time here.
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  3. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Crossing the Road

    Apr 1, 2017
    Madison, FL
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    There are many people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    There is a BYC thread for you "Canadians, check in here.":welcome
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Good luck on this new adventure, chickens are so much fun to keep! :)
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  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

    May 22, 2013
    The Volunteer State
    My Coop
    Hello there! :frow And :welcome It is wonderful to have you here with us, best wishes! :)
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Good luck in your move and in the establishment of your herd and flock.
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Don't lie. Don't cheat your way through life.

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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under VanIsleNewb :frow Welcome & Congratulations!

    You might find this article helpful in deciding what breed of chickens to get: Pickin a Chicken

    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.

    Personally, I have found the Topic of the Week articles a great resource and a one stop shop for questions which may have already been discussed within the BYC membership group.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock when they arrive, 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 ;)
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here!:)
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