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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by debbobbytla2010, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. debbobbytla2010

    debbobbytla2010 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2016
    Hi my name is Debra Hammomn. I'm engaged to Robert Furman. We are new at raising chickens. We got 8 chicks tonight to start our flock. We live in Shinglehouse,PA. We need all the help we can get. We found out about this website from the ones that we got the chicks from.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2016
  2. OPPT

    OPPT Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2016
    New Jersey
    Do you have a coop and a fenced chicken yard? How old are the chicks? When we first got chickens, there was a learning curve on protecting them from the predators. That old saying about everyone loves chicken certainly applied to the foxes, racoons, and I think coyotes around here! Good luck and have fun with them.
  3. debbobbytla2010

    debbobbytla2010 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2016

    No we don't have a coop or fenced in area yet. They are going to me a week old on Monday the 14,2016. We have them in a tote right now. We are going to build a coop next month. The plane for the fence is to dig a trench all the way around to put planks in the whole so nothing can dig under the fence.I added a picture of our chicks.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2016
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Debra and [​IMG] -glad that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may also want to check out the coops section for ideas and the predator threads for advice on keeping them away from chickens.
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    x2 on the Learning Center, there are a lot of helpful articles there to get you started. You might not want to wait a month to start your coop build...those little chicks grow pretty fast!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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