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Thinking about chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msharon, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. msharon

    msharon New Egg

    I'm a city gal moved from west to south east. Never raised chickens. Fascinated by them since a toddler. Living near a lake in Florida out in county. Looking for a group to discuss chicken raising. From coop building to buying chickens. Care and feeding. Finding out if I'm the right person to raise and care for the little gals.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC and welcome to the poultry hobby!

    If you're looking for resources, the Learning Center here on BYC is a great place to start. The book "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens" by Gail Damerow is also a really excellent guide for beginners.

    We've got many great urban and suburban chicken owners here. Even city people can get the hang of chickens pretty quickly!
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, thanks for joining the flock.
     
  4. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!

    You should check out the Florida state thread!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    You sure have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry..https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    If you still have any questions, feel free to ask around the forums. Chickens sure are fun to keep and once you start, it is hard to quit! LOL

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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