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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ukype270win, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. ukype270win

    ukype270win Chirping

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    I am brand new to chickens. I am an urban homesteader if you will, meaning that I grow my food, make butter and vinegar, craft bar and liquid soap, hair care products, compost, and now chickens. I have always wanted to do this, and just as with my gardening, I enjoy knowing what goes into what I eat. I first got my RIR pullets one month ago, but they were on clearance at the time, and although tiny, with color in their wings, I estimate they are 5 - 6 weeks old. I found BackyardChickens.com because, well, I didn't know anything about raising chickens, and I found this through an interweb search. In addition to being maybe old fashioned, as urban homesteader is weird (only in my mid-forties), I also enjoy personal safety and self defense and woodworking. In fact, my chicks were introduced to woodworking at 1 week since I had them in my shop. My girls are big now and in their new home outside. I thought it would take forever, but after only 3 days of me scooping up to put them in the coop at night and then pulling them out into the run at dawn, they got the hang of it. It helped I think that they are comfortable with me by now. I sincerely appreciate all the useful stuff I have discovered through your site as a complete noob. Happy urban farming ---
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under ukype270win :frowWelcome!

    I am pleased you delurked and hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
     
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens we love photo's
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!

    What kind of wood working do you do? Do you have pictures?
     
  6. ukype270win

    ukype270win Chirping

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    8 cats - you are OK
    Yes! I'm still learning, but yes I have some good pictures of some recent stuff I will share ....
     
  7. ukype270win

    ukype270win Chirping

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    A couple of the newly arrived, adolescents, and then out in the new home.... I'll get some more tomorrow in the daylight.
     

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Beware chicks start flying out of the brooder early and 8 cats makes that a very dangerous situation. Please put a wire top on the brooder. :welcome
     
  9. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Songster

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    Welcome! We grow lots of food here too, we grow pomegranates and make jelly and sell it along with eggs. It doesn't cover the total cost of the chickens, but it helps! My husband just retired and he is a professional cabinet maker, so creating anything from wood is his forte! You two would get along just fine! Have fun with your chickens!
    :p
     
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  10. ukype270win

    ukype270win Chirping

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