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Okay, hi from Oklahoma! I just retired from education now I'm ready to do new adventures! So, how about raising chickens!! I have 4 babies right now and am preparing their "home sweet hom"e coop! I'd like the top 5 tips/hints for new urban farmers... Ready.... GO!
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Hello and welcome-byc.gif

We are glad you joined us! That's wonderful! So I'm assuming you would like tips for baby chicks? Well I might go out of the box on this, but I love to talk chicken! I have raised so many! Right now I have 21 including roosters and babies. My tips for raising backyard chickens is

1- Let them free roam at least 1 hour a day
2- If you give them scratch that will help them lay more eggs
3- I'm terrible at this

Hehe sorry. Maybe you should go check out the site! I'm sure you'll find a lot of interesting information to help you with your backyard flock. If you'd like you can message me with some questions (I'm better that way) and I'd love to answer them for you! Or if you just want to talk chicken you can message me, I love doing that too.

Well again welcome-byc.gif

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You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
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post #3 of 8

:welcome

 

Oh man, the pressure is on, lol.

1. Don't put your chickens in crowded conditions. Be sure the coop and run are BIG! They'll be more comfortable which means less picking on each other and it will be easier for you to clean.

2. Protect your birds from predators as best you can. Don't use chicken wire, use hardware cloth and bury an "apron" of it underground to stop diggers from getting in.

3. Have a first aid kit ready, accidents happen.

4. Don't over-do treats. Limit them to no more than 10% of the chicken's daily intake so they will fill up more on nutritional feed and less on junk.

5. Remember...they will lay when they are good and ready to lay!

 

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

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post #4 of 8
Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. NorthFLChick gave you some really good advice. Good luck! smile.png
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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NFChick gave you some of the best tips.    You can also check out the Learning Center and get answers to  questions, you don't even know you have yet. 

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post #6 of 8

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

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to BYC! :frow

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Check out Frindizzle Soaps; Handmade goat milk soaps made with essential oils.

Check them out/order!

(Now shipping!)

http://www.frindizzle.com/The_Hobby_Farm/Goat_Milk_Soap.html

 

Enter in a Online contest: Frindizzle's Spring Contest 2016 - Open for 8 Days!  jumpy.gif

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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