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Dreaming of starting a small backyard flock just north of San Francisco, Ca.

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Hi, I'm Sherri, a country girl who's had to land in the city.  Had chickens and other livestock as a kid in Arkansas, but that's a whole different way of life from being in city limits in Vallejo.  Would really appreciate any tips and tricks to establishing a happy, healthy flock, primarily for large brown or green eggs, but also for meat as necessary.  I'm a 56 year old newbie, so I could really benefit from some of your wisdom before I jump in so I don't have to step in all the potholes myself. I'm having a harder and harder time buying commercial eggs and meat due to the horrible conditions the hens are raised in.  

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Hi Sherri I spent a good number of years in California myself. And managed to keep Chickens Under the radar!!!!! My preference for dual purpose Birds Would be marans. Although They can be pricey Depending on Variety and quality
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Hi, Sherri, welcome to BYC.  Start by clicking on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page.  Then go to the forums - read and question away.  Plan and you will be set to establish your flock.  Good luck.

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Hi & welcome-byc.gif Sherri

Glad you could join the flock! A sour suggested the learning centre would be a great place for you start ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
Lots of great articles to help you keep your new flock happy, safe and healthy. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly. Wishing you the very best of luck getting started on your new chicken adventures.

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

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

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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 Sherri and :welcome - glad that you have decided to join us. As mentioned already, there's lots of resources here and even more friendly and supportive members so if, after reading for hours, you still have a nagging question, or simply would like confirmation that your ideas are sound, then don't hesitate to post - we are here to help each other.

 

All the best

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Welcome to the BYC flock.  You may also want to  ask others what they feel the best dual purpose breeds are

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Hello Sherri!

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 join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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