I am very new here, although I keep rosella parrots, cockatiel and 2 budgies I also would love to start up a chicken coop and run in my back garden. I have a large 12ft by 12ft slabbed area which I feel would be safe for the new coop/run as I live in the countryside and although I get a deer family coming down I expect other animals to venture into my garden. I would like to say I have been wanting chickens for many years but felt I was too busy between work and young family. Now I work from home and very rarely out I find birds are the best pets and I think it would be very educational for my granddaughters who love the birds I already have.
I have been online looking for coops/run and have decided to get a large one which is usually made for 4 hens, I thought id have 2/3 hens.so what to do? buy the coop/run put in place buy bark for the run, hay/straw for indoors and sawdust, food/water bowls food then what? which chicken would you recommend for me I love bantams I have pictures, ornaments, dishes and all sorts of stuff in my kitchen with bantams on them. But I also like little white fluffy ones selkies I think their called. I don't know. I would also like to know some chicken language what is a pullet? What do I need to do to make my new family members healthy and happy? By the way the new coop/run will be right in front of my kitchen window so I can keep an eye on them. and I would like to share my experiences with my new family members with you. Thank you