Totally new to Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kristy in WA, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Kristy in WA

    Kristy in WA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm Kristy in beautiful northeastern Washington state and I'm seriously thinking about getting some chickens this month. I know NOTHING about them, so I am here to learn before I succomb to those cute fluffy yellow chicks at the feed store. This is not on a whim, as we thought about it last spring also, but I think the time has come to have some fresh eggs!

    I plan to build the coop with my children (14, 12 8) and incorporate it into our garden area (not running free in the garden though, because I think they would destroy it, right?). I thought it might be safer behind the deer fencing.

    Anyway, I hope to learn a lot here from those with experience. Now off to browse the other threads! Kristy
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  3. orangecatrex

    orangecatrex Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Kristy.

    I am relatively new here but have found BYC to be a great place for information all about chickens.

    I'm sure someone here can point you in the direction of what to get for your area.... Here in Texas i worry more bout the heat..... Other than that and a pesky raccoon it's pretty easy. I know i'm so thankful to have found BYC.

    Welcome.....
     
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]- YOu came to the right place for advice and help!!
     
  5. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  7. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While you will get a lot of advise here, nothing can compare to real, actual experiences you will have. Remember, sometimes something may not go right, but use it as a learning experience and keep going.
     
  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello & [​IMG] from NC
     
  9. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Minnesota!!! [​IMG] You realize chicks come in other colors besides yellow?? Up until last June, I thought they only came in "yellow".
    sandyj
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Welcome!
     

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