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Brand new to chickens from the low country of SC!

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Well, not much else for it to be honest lol

 

I've wanted to have chickens for a long time, but only recently been able to convince my hubby that we do, indeed, need hens. In my area we aren't allowed to have roosters, so I've been looking and scouring for hens that meet a certain criteria. I have a little girl who I plan to home school and I want her to learn how to garden, care for animals and herself, and become self-sufficient should the need arise. 

 

I have been spending a lot of time researching and learning about chickens as a whole and learned a lot of things I did not know! It's always nice to learn new things to be honest. We plan to have a coop and run for them, but I also want to give them a few hours a day of supervised free-range time to strut about the back yard and stretch their legs. 

 

If there's any information on chicken swaps or shows or even someone who sells chickens in the low country (Beaufort/Jasper/Hilton Head area) I would greatly appreciate it! 

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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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Welcome to Backyard chickens.  If you post on your state thread you may find other bycers  near you. Put your state in the search box and see what comes up.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. I'm sure having chickens will be a great source of delight for your daughter as well as a useful educational tool. 

 

All the best

CT

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Welcome to BYC!!! :celebrate

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:welcome

 

If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the Learning Center. There are a lot of great articles there on all sorts of poultry topics:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 

What breed of chickens are you considering?

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Everyone is here to help each other out.

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I've been all over the site for a while, just never actually set up an account til now lol. I'm considering Orpington chickens. They seem so far to meet the criteria I have regarding yard fowl. From what I've found they're even tempered (regarding hens, as I can't have roosters where I live). They're relatively small and hardy, and can handle the heat and cold pretty well. They're also very social and smart birds. I used to think I wanted a mixed flock but I didn't realize that different breeds of chickens can sometimes pick on one another! 

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