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Hi everyone I am brand new to the world of chickens. I have been talking about it for years but I think this is the year to do it. I am looking to start a small flock of 6-8 chickens. The breeds I have been thinking of is Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington and maybe some Easter Eggers and of course I need a few Silkies.

My husband says no chickens but I said it is for the well being of our kids as the chickens will love to feed on the abundance of ticks I have on our property. Not sure on what I am going to do about a coop so any suggestions would be great.

Hoping to post pictures soon of our new babies.

 

Karen in MA

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Karen

Glad you could join the flock! I have to agree with you that getting some chickens would be great for the kids wink.png They are a great way for all the family to get involved with helping. It's also a great way to track kids how to care for a living creature. If your looking for some coop ideas here is a great link to check out ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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Actually, it's guineas  that are known for being "voracious" tick eaters,  they will also mob snakes to make them leave the area or just outright kill them.  Sounds good to me.

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Hi Karen, :welcome

 

It's nice to have you here!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

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

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Welcome to BYC!

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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 Karen and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. 

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
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