Soon to be new to chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sweetcrafterbee, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Sweetcrafterbee

    Sweetcrafterbee In the Brooder

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    Hello all! We are a family of four, and a 5 month old puppy, living in suburban San Jose, CA. We have recently remodeled/added on to our wonderful home, and are currently working on our landscaping. We are planning to add a chicken coop with about 4 chickens in the near future. We are DIY’ers! My fabulous husband has already built us a beautiful outdoor dining table as well as a secondary shed to house some of his tools! (Our property came with a garage like structurein the backyard, which he converted to ‘man shed’ shortly after we moved in 4 years ago!) He is currently in the process of building a fence around my garden area, while I’ve been spending most of my free time planting our front and backyard landscapes. Next up is my vegetable garden! We have been looking through the multitudes of amazing coop plans on this site and are looking forward to starting that project later this summer (hopefully!)! We currently have neighbors on 3 sides that have chickens, and we are really excited to get some of our own! So glad to be a part of this wonderful community! Can’t wait to get down to some ‘chicken chat’ with you!
     
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  2. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC


    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. 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.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens :frow
     
  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken :thumbsup
     
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  7. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    :welcome
    Thank you for joining BYC!!
     
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  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Sweetcrafterbee :frowWelcome!

    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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive and/or other critters, 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 ;)
     
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  10. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    We love to talk about chickens here!

    Your place will be very nice with a new chicken coop
     
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