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Hey all! My name is Monique but everyone calls me Moe. I'm really excited (and nervous) to start raising chickens! I haven't bought any yet but the local supply store gets some in February/March. If you have any suggestions on winter hardy, friendly breeds, that would be appreciated! I have 3 kids 5 and under so it would be nice if the hens were friendly. I'm in the process of building my own coop that we are going to put under the deck out back. We are going to try to be as "free range" as possible, but I don't feel comfortable letting them roam the yard without supervision.
Any tips of the trade would be appreciated!
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Welcome to BYC Moe!

For advice on raising chickens, you should check out the BYC learning centre, there is tons of great information there :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

I have also linked an article of the pros and cons of Free-ranging chickens :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/free-range-vs-chicken-run

There are tons of great docile chicken breeds for beginners. Such as red and black sex-links, Orpingtons and Rhode Island Reds.
Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Nice to meet you Moe,  glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.   Are you interested primarily in laying breeds or meat birds, or both?  If you join your state thread you can communicate with others who know what succeeds in your climate, etc. 

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

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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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Hi Moe, :welcome

 

There's an excellent article in the Learning Center on how to select the breeds of chickens that best suit your needs:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/pickin-the-right-frickin-chicken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

 

Hope it helps!

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