We are first time chicken farmers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hultenschmidt, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Hultenschmidt

    Hultenschmidt New Egg

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    Hello. Husband and wife here that just started raising chickens for fun and a little help with food for the house. We let them free range through the summer, but winter is coming so we made a coop for them to stay warm though the winter. We had a hen hatch a brood mid August and left them out on their own and they were not very successful so the next brood to hatch we brought inside with a heat lamp as it is getting below freezing at night already around here. We have a lot to learn and a budget to keep in mind. It's been fun so far and we look forward to learning more and being successful
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I highly recommend you visit the "Learning Center," above - just click on the brown rectangle and it will take you there. It's a great start for a poultry education. Other forums well worth reading ; coops section, predators, Raising Backyard Chickens,. If you put your state name in the search box it will take you there. You can post on your state thread and see if there are any BYCers in your area.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Great to have you with us. Diva's advice on the Learning Center is super. Also, wish I lived where you are....I am ready for some cool weather! Good luck to you! :)
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to Backyard Chickens!
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions! Check out our learning center! It has loads of helpful info!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME! [​IMG]
     
  9. Hultenschmidt

    Hultenschmidt New Egg

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. This site and forum is chicken information and support like one stop shopping is at a major department store. Lol. Lots to see and read on lots of topics. Thank you again
     

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