Thankful to be here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dani & Mikey, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Dani & Mikey

    Dani & Mikey Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    Hartwood, Virginia
    Hello new chicken buddies!
    This year we are starting the adventure, finally, after years of wanting to and never having the guts to just do it. My friends offered to raise the baby chicks until it’s time to go to the coop, knowing that raising babies was the thought holding us back the most. We are starting out with 6 hens and I could not be more excited! We live in my grandparent’s house and this will be the first time in 40 years that there will be chickens roaming the property. To say my heart is swelling is an understatement. Thank you all in advance for your advice and help!
  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congrats on your upcoming flock! What breeds are you getting?

    Make yourself at home here and always feel free to ask questions.

    Thanks for joining us!
  3. Dani & Mikey

    Dani & Mikey Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    Hartwood, Virginia
    Thank you so much! I am already learning answers to some of my questions. I am glad my friend turned me on to this page!
    We will have 2 Ameraucana, 2 ISA Browns, and 2 Black Jersey Giants. Admittedly, we picked the last two not really knowing that they will be, in fact, giant chickens! First lesson learned, know your breeds! I think we will be fine though, we got a coop much bigger that immediately necessary with the idea that we would want to expand our flock eventually.
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Congrats on starting your adventure! ;)
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Great that your place will be complete with the chickens it deserves :)

    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 -

    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 -

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

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens community. :frow
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Dani and Mikey :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    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, 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 ;)
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    :welcome so glad you have decided to join us.

    Good luck in the new adventure - do visit the broodies often, wouldn't want to miss out on that, they are so cute and offer wonderful fun surprises.
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