Well hello there.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GradeHop, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. GradeHop

    GradeHop Hatching

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    Hell my name is Josh and I am new to chickens and the urban farming stuff. Well to be honest I haven't started yet, I am still in my research phase and think I am almost ready to go. I am very excited to start my adventures in chickenry. I am make roads and install underground utilities in the greater Seattle area. I'm currently reading up on everything I need to know as a newbie for my chicken companions. I look forward to being able to have my own chickens, and to share knowledge and experiences here. Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Welcome to BYC! Glad you join us!
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You've come to the right place to learn about chickens! Here are some sections for you to look at to get you started:

    First of all, have a look through the Learning centre: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You'll need some kind of housing for your chooks, so if you feel like building something have a look here for coop and brooder (chick housing) designs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    Have you picked breeds yet? Breed reviews and discussions are over here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds (and yes, you can keep different breeds together [​IMG])

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    And finally, for some frequently asked questions and links to answers have a look here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/204/backyardchickens-forum-faq#post_1198 (post #2)

    As you move around the forum you will also see "sticky threads" in blue above the regular threads. Those are also well worth a read. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. We'll be happy to assist. Enjoy the site and keep up posted!
     
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  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Welcome! You've come to the right place! The links above should get you off to a good start.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    well Sumi did the good stuff so I'll just say [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Grade Hop, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community!
     
  8. GradeHop

    GradeHop Hatching

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    Thanks for the welcomes everybody!
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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