Originally Posted by BirdsInParadise
Just 2 ladies for the foreseeable future.
Thx for the reply.
What are the starting necessities?
Food preferences (in general)?
Ah, than that's plenty of space! Also, some people recommend to start with three chickens, in case one dies so the other isn't lonely.
If you get them as chicks, they just need chick starter till they are 10 weeks, then they need grower food till they are maybe 18 weeks which you then start them on laying feed.
You can get all of that at a tractor supply if you have one, or just any feed store. At my TSC it's around $12, and I have eight chickens right now and it takes maybe a month to go through a bag. They also free-range a lot in the summer so sometimes even less food.