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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yanxa75, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. yanxa75

    yanxa75 New Egg

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    Hi, I am a little new here, and to raising chickens. I have 8 Guineas that are just a couple of weeks away from being set out to forage. I also have 6 Barred Rocks, 1 White Plymouth Rock, and 3 Rhode Island Reds that have all started laying. I have done tons of research before getting my birds and would love any helpful advice. I will try to add some pics later. Thanks!!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of great articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry....https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I don't know much about Guineas (never had any), but you can locate our Guinea experts at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/45/guinea-fowl. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Two Crows and Michael have given you good links.
     
  5. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    BIG shout out from Ohio.
    Welcome!
    New here too, I think we have both come to the right site[​IMG].
    Have fun...it can be very addictive....
     
  6. yanxa75

    yanxa75 New Egg

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    Thank you so much everyone!! It is VERY addicting. My wife is constantly making fun of me for always going out to check on my birds or researching different breeds. She is really going to have a lot of ammo now that I have found this site!!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Wait till ticks hear there are guineas in town - they'll probably [​IMG]Guineas are known to be great tick hunters and also first to give alarms if something doesn't seem right to them.
    Of course to a guinea a branch falling from a tree is enough reason to alarm. It should keep your chickens on their toes though. Good luck with your flocks.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS remind your spouse that being addicted to birds is not a bad thing like alcoholism, drug addition, or a life of crime.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. yanxa75

    yanxa75 New Egg

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