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Hi Everyone! My husband and I live on Long Island and we considering getting 2-4 chickens. Our daughter has a severe soy allergy so she is not able to have eggs or poultry because the soy based diet chickens are usually on gets into the meat and eggs and makes her violently sick. The same goes for corn because corn crops are regularly rotated with soybean crops it gets into the corn and makes her sick. So we are looking at getting chickens that we can feed a soy-free, corn-free diet, thus making her life much easier. Can anyone give us some pointers on getting started with our coop and run and where we can purchase supplies, etc, locally? Thanks!
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For finding local chicken people: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

 

Coops: http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

 

Raising baby chicks: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

 

Good luck to you!

Elizabeth

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Thank you!!!!
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Greetings from Kansas, mikeysmaw, and welcome-byc.gif!  Great to have you with us!  Happy you are entering the world of chickens!  liz9910 gave you some great resources!  Good luck and best wishes!
 

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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Thank you, Kansas!
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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

"Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live."

— Gianni Versace

 

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