Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NVMEinTX, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. NVMEinTX

    NVMEinTX Hatching

    Feb 2, 2015

    I am new to BYC and owning chickens. We moved here to Texas almost 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV (therefore the NVME in Texas screen name). I have always lived in the city until about 4 weeks ago when we signed a lease to buy for 3.5 acres out in the country!

    I'm excited and nervous. Having property large enough to support a few animals has always been a dream for my husband who grew up around horses and stuff in his home state of Washington. My experience with animals has always been just dogs, cats, birds and fish. Last year we got our son a Bearded dragon and I don't know why in the world I would knowingly bring in live crickets to feed a pet! Times and attitudes have changed in that regards and I told my husband we ( I ) would need to work our way up to the larger animals before I would feel comfortable, I made it all the way down to honeybees in terms of size before I could feel comfortable to reconsider chickens and now after tons of online research I am SO VERY EXCITED to get my chicks going!

    We inherited the beginnings of a chicken coop that was already on the property and I started some seeds indoors for an herb garden to help keep my chickens occupied and healthy. I cant wait until they arrive (Feb 5!) and they are chirping away in my brooder!

    Happy to be here!


  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the soon to be new chicks!! You will definitely want to stop by this article in our learning center on raising your chicks for the first 60 days....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    If these chicks are coming through the mail, make sure to notify your PO so they can call you the moment the chicks arrive. When you get them home, first thing you want to do is dip everybody's beak in the water as you are putting them in the brooder. Even withhold food for 15 mins so they all get hydrated. This will help to prevent pasty butt.

    And stop by our learning center too for all kinds of good articles on all the other aspects of keeping your new birds...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy this new journey you are on!! If you have any questions along the way about your new chicks, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Which part of Texas are you in? My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chicks are you getting?
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    TwoCrows has provided you with some great links! I hope all your chicks arrive safely and turn into healthy, productive hens! What breeds are you getting?

  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chicks!
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    New chicks are so exciting [​IMG]

  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!


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