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My husband and I are doing the research needed to start raising backyard chickens. We live in Colorado, and have two young sons (who are very excited about helping). I am looking for resources on the best books, websites, and other suggestions to help get us started. Thank you ahead of time.
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Hi and :welcome - great that you have joined us.

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread  will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.
 
 
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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Just join the group.. in case I might have any questions.. first time owning any..i have 4 rhode island reds 1 black sex link and 2 ducks.. so I guess we will see how it goes..
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Welcome to the forum. 

 

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Originally Posted by cochick1 View Post

I am looking for resources on the best books, websites, and other suggestions to help get us started. 

You've found the forum.  There are lots of helpful people on here.  I got a couple of books out of the library but I've really found out more online than from books.  To me, chickens seem a "hands-on" type of thing to learn about.  

 

We have other members from Colorado (some beautiful snow landscapes in a thread about snow).  It is also helpful to get advice from "locals" who know your weather and what you might need in the way of housing where you are. 

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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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