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I am very interested in starting up a very small, 2 to 3 hen chicken family for my girls and I to raise and enjoy fresh eggs. We need guidance from the hen house, protection from predators, how and where to purchase the right hens and if course we want them to be free range. We live in western Ky so anyone who can help is out please do. We are ready to learn
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HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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A good place to start for lots of info is the learning center. You'll want to ensure that you have a secure house for your girls to go into for the night.
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard with us. Firstly, i would suggest getting at least 3 chickens, so if one dies, the remaining two will have company (they are flock animals and need the company of other birds). 

 

The Coop section and "Coops and Runs" forum will give you plenty of inspiration for your coop build, and the "Predators and Pests" forum likewise. 

 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area so you can discover what your BYC neighbours have done with their coops etc - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

 

Good luck

 

CT

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Please visit the Learning Center  to find answers to many of the questions that will come up.  Thank you for joining the BYC 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

 

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