Nice to be here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kikiriki, May 26, 2011.

  1. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Songster

    May 26, 2011
    Roanoke County, Virginia
    I bumped into your site several times as I've done chicken and coop research today, and I'm impressed enough to join. Good information, tolerance for newbies, and a friendly atmosphere make a great combination for learning. My family had chickens when I was young and I always enjoyed them as well as having fresh eggs. After visiting my sister and her husband at their farm, it made me start thinking about what I could do here at home. I love that chickens will eat veggie scraps and insects while providing useful manure and eggs so I want to start with one chicken as I relearn how to care for them.

    I'm currently at a change point in my life, adapting to the idea of aging, and looking for gentle hobbies that won't keep me up with pain;)
  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    [​IMG] Hi glad you joined byc [​IMG] there is lots of great people and info here.
  3. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Songster

    Apr 25, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Hi! [​IMG] Welcome!! Long time lurker on these boards, new to posting here myself though too! Enjoy the forum!!

  4. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY

    And enjoy your chicken journey!

    It would be best to start off with more than one chicken since they do prefer to be with each other.

    Chickens do not like to be lonely and will thrive better and happier if you get more.

    If space allows, start off with just 3 or 4 since the care will be the same as it is with just one chick.

  7. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA.

    This is a great website and is filled with good information and lots of friendly people!

    I agree that you should get more than 1 chicken as they are flock animals and will be much happier than if they were alone. Be careful of "chicken math" though! [​IMG]
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!!! [​IMG]
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]

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