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Hello,

 

My name is Malcolm and I live on a small holding just outside Johannesburg in South Africa.

 

My wife, Monica, and I are looking to raise some chickens to provide us with fresh eggs from birds that are humanely kept and treated.

 

We are novices and still researching how to best build out runs and the birds living quarters as well as where to source our birds. We are considering to start with a few rescued battery birds, before trying our hand at some of a local heirloom breed.

 

Regards,

 

Malcolm

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Welcome to BYC, it is always good to help battery birds, do you know what kind of breeds you are going to go with?

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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 Malcolm and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined 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 (http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). 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
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Hi Malcom, :welcome

 

If you have questions on building a coop and/or run, you can get answers here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

 

It's nice to have you join us!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

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Nice to meet you Malcolm,  you might put  "South Africa," in the search box to see if there is a thread you could post on.

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