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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hdmed, May 1, 2017.

  1. hdmed

    hdmed Hatching

    May 1, 2017
    Chesterland, Ohio
    Quick intro - my daughters and I have followed the FB page for over a year and chicken math got us good this year. We started with 4 last summer and lost them to a raccoon but then we did more homework and built a better coop. We bought nine more plus a turkey (RIP Mr. Gibbles) and by January we were down to 4 who started laying gorgeous eggs.

    In late February we started visiting Tractor Supply regularly and also discovered Cackle Hatchery. We are now at 64 chickens of all kinds plus 12 ducks!

    Thanks to all who offer great advice - we wouldn't be where we are without all the hints and tips the BYC community offers!


  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    The thing about raising chickens is that you can't be chicken.

    Sorry about the earlier loss.

    But your chicken math sounds about right.

    Welcome to the club.

  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Heidi [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am sorry to hear of your losses [​IMG]

    However, I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Heidi, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. You may want to check out the predator threads, for advice on repelling more attacks.

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