Hello, fellow BYCers! I remember only too well being new to BYC and those times when I just didn't know what to ask so as to get helpful information. And stay out of trouble. I had never joined a forum, so I found most things out the hard way. So, I figured I'd try to help. Hopefully somebody will get some benefit from this. I know a lot of "old-timers" can come up with even more helpful tips, this is based solely upon my own experience. If you have a question about a specific subject, the search function here is great. Above to the right, just be sure you enter the key word(s) about what you want to find. Also, above left, in the blue bar is the index- a real wealth of info there, organized by category. All you ever wanted to know and then some! Tons of answers in easy format. Do you have an emergency? The best thing you can do is give as many details as possible- makes it a lot easier to help you. Be sure to answer as many questions as possible here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569 New to the forum? Don't forget to read all the rules- it can save you a lot of heartache later on. Rules are here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/misc.php?action=rules And the absolutely best way to figure out BYC? The FAQs, found here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1198 So new or not, I hope this helps you avoid the weird situations I kept getting into! And above all, be nice! Especially to the Moderators, who work their feathers off for no scratch!