teamchaser

Hatching
8 Years
May 27, 2011
3
0
7
Hi as a newbie to BYC from the UK do you have any tips on how to navigate the site and forums. I am hoping to set up my smallholding soon and chickens will be the first additions x
 

silkeysandra

Songster
11 Years
Oct 18, 2008
165
16
144
grand prairie, tx
Cheers! and welcome to BYC. You have lots of smallholders probably close to you. Do you get the Poultry Pages newsletter? It is a UK product and I've found it helpful even here in Texas!
here's a link, I hope:

http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/

About navigating: I click on the "Show recent posts" over on the right of the page and scan through the topics to see anything of interest, read what I want, comment, etc, then hit the "Index" link at the top left and do the process over again. If you have a sick hen or something hurts your chicken, do post your question in the right topic area, like Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries. Below your message box is a choice, "Subscribe to this topic" which I use to see when I get a reply--especially when time is of the essence like an injury. Do check to see if your local vet will accept chickens as patients or can refer you. Having a plan in place will help you greatly when you need to act fast.
I belong to the Silkie thread here and get daily updates on what's going on in Silkie world. I also subscribe to the Texas breeders thread. Just want to be connected if I can get another hen--which I am over the limit right now! ha!
Anyway, Welcome and I hope this all will make sense as you enjoy the BYC site. I can't live without it!
 

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