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Hi everyone,
I'm excited to learn more about raising backyard chickens! We are preparing to get our first girls, hopefully in the next couple weeks. We're planning on 4 hens (though I've heard a thing or two about "chicken math"😉) Any advice for this novice is appreciated! Thanks!
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Welcome to BYC.  Make your coop at least twice as large as you think you will need.  Chicken math is a reality.

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So I hear! Haha. Thanks! In looking forward to learning more about BYC here.
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Welcome to BYC.  Make your coop at least twice as large as you think you will need.  Chicken math is a reality.
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When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
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Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
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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

 

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Have you decided on breeds yet?

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We have not. How do you choose? (Don't say get them all 😉) We're in Wisconsin, so we're looking at winter hardy birds that are friendly & good layers. We have a 2yo & 4yo who will be participating in the chicken raising. We're planning on having 4 & we are allowed up to 12. Any recommendations?
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Our gogolde ssex links, Barred Rocks, and Partridge rocks are VERY cold hardy,although I wouldn't suggest the partridge rock...mine got even stockier than my BRs and they don't lay much.
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))
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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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