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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KeriP, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. KeriP

    KeriP In the Brooder

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    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Brand spankin’new
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None yet, trying to learn all I can before we make the leap


    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I want some eccentric girls
    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Internet search
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Reading, gardening, cooking
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I am married with one daughter that is 7. I have 3 dogs. We live on a corner lot with a fenced in 1/2 acre. I would love to get some chicks for my daughter and our family to enjoy. I’m thinking 3 chicks to start.
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Keri and welcome to BYC- thanks for joining us.

    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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  3. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

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    Welcome to the flock.:frow
     
  4. mrshafer5

    mrshafer5 Songster

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    :welcome i think those coops you see at tsc are for about 4 chickens so you should be good. Some places do make you get a minimum number of birds at our local rko its 6. I have an acre and 12 birds and i don't think they have even seen it all in a year. Good luck.
     
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens where are you from Keri? we have a wonderful home bakers thread here also
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/any-home-bakers-here.921333/page-1336#post-19687814
     
  6. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
     
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    My Coop
    :welcome and well done on doing your research carefully. Glad you joined us!
     
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    My Coop
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under KeriP :frow Welcome! Very exciting! :clap

    A couple of articles that may be helpful:
    Pickin a Chicken
    How Much Room Do Chickens Need

    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.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These are examples of a few which may be of interest to you at this stage:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators
    Topic of the Week - Dogs and chickens

    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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