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  1. Delp

    New to Backyard Chickens Website. Excited & Need Help/Opinion:) :)

    Hi Everyone! We brought home pullets 4 years ago and have enjoyed the experience without much drama or challenges. We've decided to grow the family and just brought home two little baby chicks and are quickly realizing, they need A LOT more specialized care than our pullets did! They are so dang...
  2. Xalthir

    Howdy!

    Hi! My name is Gabriel, but my online handle is Xalthir. I decided to just use the template since I didn't feel like doing it all from 'scratch'doyougetit. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am new to chickens, we've kept them for almost a year now but just...
  3. divineangel94

    HELP!!!!

    What does it mean if your hen is slow, barely eating, has a big butt, and poops watery green poop? She still chases treats, and hangs around everybody. And even pecks every once in a while. Sometimes she will just sleep too. She even still cleans her own feathers.
  4. H

    Best Fox Deterrent..Fox Den in back yard!!

    Stumbled upon a burrow in our backyard a little bit ago and this morning saw a beautiful but huge fox wandering around. It appears to be healthy so I’m not worried about that. What I am worried about is our chickens! Does anyone have any advice on deterring fox away from coops? Anything that’s...
  5. TEaCup Acres

    Hi from Plant City, Florida!

    I am the chicken lady/goat momma of a bunch of little boys on TEaCup Acres. We have had chickens for a few years now, started with Japanese Bantam and now have a wide variety of backyard layers for eggs around the rainbow! We still need to get a pinkish egg layer and a dark brown egg layer...
  6. Ariggs29

    I’m a new mother hen 🐣

    Hey everyone! I got my bantam chicks in the mail on March 20th (hatched March 18th) this is my first time ever caring for chickens and it started out quite rocky (lost 4 of the 6 one right after the other) But I have 2 very tough and spunky chicks right now that I adore. I purchase “purebred...
  7. L

    New chicken parents

    Hi everyone, Me and my boyfriend decided to get chickens to reduce the number of eggs we buy from supermarkets. We built a chicken coop and got our first ever chicken. Everything was working just fine with our new baby (we named her Elena, 1 y/o) so we decided to get 2 baby chickens that would...
  8. RiversideChick

    Urban Coop Design - Tacoma, WA

    Just finished our urban coop for our 8 hens. Designed by my husband. Includes padlocks on the run door, nesting boxes and large door on the coop (for cleaning it out). There are 2 exterior nesting boxes. The smaller door for the hens to enter and exit their coop remains open for now - we buried...
  9. RidleysRoostingLadies2020

    Beginning a Backyard Layers Coop

    Hey! My name is Breanna, I'm 27 years old. I grew up and still live in a small country town in Northwest Georgia. Between four kids and school, I decided that I also needed a hobby. This hobby just so happened to involve my husband dumping his time and money into building a brooder for a small...
  10. jjcalvi1972

    Excited to raise chickens for the first time!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We are new to chickens! Want to learn about the process first, but aiming to add 2 chicks to our family this weekend (7/27) and later transition them to our outside coop (already here in our Eureka rental). (2) How many chickens do...
  11. B

    Hello from Texas

    Hi I have quite a busy little house. We homeschool our 4 boys, and have a small flock of birds we got last spring (2018). We originally got 7 birds, but 2 were bantam roos that went to a friend's petting zoo. We enjoyed the 5, we until November when we got a new dog. She started out totally ok...
  12. LilMissChick

    Brand new and learning!

    Good morning everyone! Thanks for the add. I am soon to be a brand new chicken mum. My fiancée and I live in an urban area in Greater Victoria on Vancouver island, BC, Canada. We are going to be setting up our back yard with a coop and large pen this spring. We want our hens to have access...
  13. J

    Introductions

    Hello, I'm fairly new to the backyard chicken flock club. Before making any purchases I was sure to do quite a bit of research, but research isn't the same as experience. I'm hoping I'll be able to find out more information from people with first-hand experiences! At the moment there's three...
  14. chickenreyna

    wat kind of wild bird is this? (Warning Photo is of a deceased bird)s

    I see these birds all the time on ground they are after chicken scraps left over. i live in Oklahoma they seem to have clutsy flight and camouflage against everything..:/ I accidentally stepped on it yesterday right before it got dark not thinking to look on ground bc all of my chickens were...
  15. Chickadooo

    A little about me and all of our pets! (Lots of pictures)

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, we are new to chickens, although I did have chickens when I was an early teen. I wasnt much involved in their care. We just got chickens last Sunday. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 10 (3) What breeds do you have...
  16. 50-45-1

    MAD CITY CHICKENS anyone else ever watch it?

    A few years ago my husband and i were watching PBS and caught the end segment of MAD CITY CHICKENS which is a realy enjoyable documentary about back yard chickens. We HAD to purchase the CD so we could watch the whole thing. Its informative and some parts are laugh out loud funny. This is a...
  17. Clilly20

    Hello! New to the group ❤️

    I have a backyard flock of silkies. We built our coop just over a year ago and love having fresh eggs and cute pets. We don’t eat them because silkies aren’t really made for that and I don’t think we could bring ourselves to slaughter them. They are definitely pets. We got them from a breeder...
  18. [E]thernet

    Backyard but small area for chicken coop

    I am going to build a chicken coop, something with inspiration from this, and then place it in my backyard to keep my 3 chickens. My problem is, I have a decent size backyard, but most of it is used up. I have attached a file that gives a very vague visualisation of my backyard. I have no idea...
  19. H

    Neighbors are complaining!

    Hey my chicken peeps! I have two backyard chickens in San Mateo CA. Recently one of my ladies has been naming noise in the morning (let's say 6 am) and when we come out to open to coop we have a neighbor who is yelling out her window to "Shut those chickens up!". She has not reached out to us...
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