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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Scoot Dee, May 24, 2017.

  1. Scoot Dee

    Scoot Dee Out Of The Brooder

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    New to the chicken game but the wife and I want to eat healthier and figured what better way than to raise our own food. We got six chicks to start out and love every one of our "girls". We got 2 white leghorns (Dixie & Esther), 2 buff Orpingtons (big red & chickie nugget), and 2 ameracaunas (Scarlett Johensson & Henrietta), (at least we hope they are ameracaunas). Our girls are 3 weeks old tomorrow and every time I have a question I use Google and 95% of the time I get BYC for a link to an answer. The six we have now are going to be our mother hens, we plan on using these 6 for our eggs and eventually getting a rooster for our meat chickens. I decided to join BYC sooner rather than later that way I start out getting the best opinions and facts about my girls. I look forward to all the feedback and answers to everyone of my questions (I'm sure I'll have thousands). Thanks for your time and I hope to become a great chicken farmer with all of your help.
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us and don't worry, there's always lots of members willing to share their experience and knowledge.
    These links may be interesting:
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks

    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/h...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  3. WildRunningWing

    WildRunningWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warring with google users!
    :welcome!
     
  4. dobermanacres

    dobermanacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I love your chicken names! I'm a first timer this year, too! My flock are named after Star Trek characters ;)

    This site is so awesome and full of amazing people with great advice!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us at Backyard chickens
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, so glad you've joined us!
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    :welcome so glad you decided to join us.

    Congrats on getting your own flock, good luck in your new adventure.
     

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