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My name is Doug and my fiance is Ursula. We will be sharing this account most likely. We are currently looking to buy property to have free range laying chickens and a few meat chickens also. We wanted to start learning now as we won't be getting any chicken till next spring. Meat rabbits may be in my future too but one step at a time. We've always wanted chickens. We are both excited to learn all we can.
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Hi welcome-byc.gif Doug and Ursula

Glad you could join us here! It sounds like you have some very exciting plans ahead of you for the future. The learning centre is a great place to start, here is the link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center Lots of great articles there that will help you get prepared for your new chicken adventures.

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Welcome to BYC -- you are going about this very smartly by starting out with gaining some knowledge ahead of time and BYC is an excellent place to do that.  There is great information on meat birds here http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc where you can find plenty of folks with a wealth of knowledge as to the various approaches to raising your own meat birds, the various choices in meat birds, processing methods, etc. 
There are several folks here on BYC who keep rabbits - you can find some great information here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock

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Hi Doug and Ursula and welcome. I agree with OGM that its good to do your research before embarking on keeping chickens. When you do find your dream property, I'd suggest starting out with a few chickens to begin with - you will gain so much experience in a very short time by doing so.

 

 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
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Nice to meet you Doug and Ursula.  The most important thing is to find out if  chickens are legal, in your area.   County or town rules can ruin  the best of plans.

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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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