Soon to be chicken lady

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ddsdreams, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. ddsdreams

    ddsdreams Just Hatched

    Jan 29, 2017
    Newcastle, CA
    Just wanted to say Hi. I'm new to this site. Still in the prepping stage of creating my coop and run.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Are you getting chicks this spring? It always helps to make the coop and run larger than you think.You may want to hatch more chicks, and it helps to have a large hospital pen for either sick birds, breaking a broody hen, or for adding new birds gradually. Have a look at all of the good articles in the Learning Center and take a look at the Coops section for ideas on brooders and coops. Good luck.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Good luck with your build! I see you ave the coop section of the forum where I'm sure you will get lots of help with your plans. Our coop section also has some great ideas and lots of pics ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    You might also want to say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes to you and your new feathered family when they arrive.

    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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    You are at that exciting jumping off point - and that is a great time to start filling your head with all sorts of poultry related knowledge here at BYC....such as the Learning Center and Coop section linked above. Have you chosen a coop design? What breed(s) are you planning to have?
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already received a lot of good links to check out and tips so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, ddsdreams, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Hope the dreams become a reality real soon! BYC is here to help with any questions you may have along the way! Best wishes! [​IMG]
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
  10. ddsdreams

    ddsdreams Just Hatched

    Jan 29, 2017
    Newcastle, CA




    Spent last weekend working on my soon-to-be coop. We had a shed that needed cleaning out, removed trash and a few rat carcasses. Also removed the unstable lean-to. It still needs a thorough cleaning and disinfecting.

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