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Anyone from my neck of the woods out there? Still setting up here. Not quite ready to attract my new flock yet! Any advice to someone who has never raised chickens before?

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:welcome  so glad you have joined us.

 

I'm nowhere near you but offer this advice:  visit the Learning Center and explore the articles there.  Decide on why you want your own flock and how many you need for your family's needs.  Plan, Plan and get things going.  Build your coop and run larger than you think is needed.

 

This is one great adventure I personally would not have wanted to miss.

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Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. My nugget of advice would be to buy point of lay pullets (around 4-5 months) rather than chicks for your first step.

 

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

 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
All the best
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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

 

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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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HandyRandy, we're kind of sort of in your neighborhood.

We're all just a few clicks away, the beauty of BYC,

 

One big neighborhood full of friendly chicken people.

 

But Sunflowerand Ken gave you pretty good advice.

 

Spend some time deciding what you expect out of

your chickens before you buy them. Not all chickens

are the same.

 

 

Spook...your new neighbor,

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