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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mjhall66, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. mjhall66

    mjhall66 Hatching

    Nov 13, 2018
    My name is Melissa and I live in Newport News, VA. My daughter and I want to raise some chickens and I came across this website a few years ago when I first decided to try it. I want to learn everything I can so we can safely raise some.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Melissa, it's very nice to meet you.
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  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Hi Melissa & welcome to BYC! :woot Thank you for joining us!
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good morning, Melissa , and welcome to BYC. Set your goals, ask questions, plan, and you will be successful in establishing your flock.
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  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Welcome to BYC! It's good to have you here with us. It's a great place to learn what you will need to know for now and later on down the road if needed!
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  6. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Free Ranging

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    Hi, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! BYC is a very informative site providing everything there is to know about chickens!

    Check out BYC's articles on just about every chicken subject! They're very simple, helpful and easy to read!

    We all really enjoy BYC!
    I hope you enjoy this site as much as we do! Hope to see you around the forum!:frow
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  7. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Melissa, there's always something new to learn it seems so make yourself at home. Check out the Learning Center (under the Articles tab), use the search feature and ask questions. Everyone is here to help each other.

    Best of luck!
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

    Jun 26, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Howdy Melissa! :frow Welcome to our FUN-omenal community!!! Best wishes and have Lots of FUN!
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

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  10. IamRainey

    IamRainey Songster

    Hi and welcome! How smart you are to do this kind of practical research before jumping in!

    That said, as a relatively new chicken owner myself, I'd like to assure you that having chickens is fun as well as a source of cruelty free, really fresh eggs.

    Check your local zoning laws. Then ask questions and follow along as the rest of us try to figure out how to be our own vets, house them well, understand their behavior, deal with predators, sort the girls from the boys, etc.

    All this research will pay off when you have happy, healthy, good looking birds who make you laugh as well as feed you.

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