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  1. What you don't know...

    What you don't know...

    So... you've studied for years about chickens. How to raise them... What they need... What will kill them... Which breeds are best in your area... Which breeds are best for your needs. GREAT JOB!!! If you haven't been to sites like this and spent hours obsessing over every article you can get...
  2. Vanessa Elle

    Nesting boxes

    As a first time chick mom I am learning as I go but I'm a little stumped with how I should try to introduce or encourage the chicks to start getting used to their nesting boxes. They have been in their big coop for a month and they just haven't been interested in the nesting boxes. They are just...
  3. K

    Introducing hens and chicks to new coop

    I currently have 6, one week old chicks. I will also be getting 3 hens tomorrow. My coop is currently empty as my chicks are in a brooder indoors at the moment. What would be the best way to go about introducing the hens to the new coop/run and also the chicks to the adults once they’re ready to...
  4. C

    newbie to chickens

    My husband & i are starting to raise our own chickens. We just harvested our first EVER batch of Cornish cross. wow - it was a hard emotional day for us. Some of those birds were friendly and loved to be petted and we did! They left this earth knowing they were loved and cared for and had the...
  5. Lucychknmom

    Hi Hello! New chicken owner here!

    Hello everyone! I brought home 6 baby chicks yesterday, and I’m so excited. I’m excited to be learning tips and tricks to keep them happy and healthy and live the best life possible! Thanks for your help in advance ♥ 🐥🐥🐥👩🏽‍🌾🐥🐥🐥 (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens...
  6. AmieSH

    Moving to Fort Campbell Area

    Hi, my family and I will be moving to the Ft.Campbell area next year and I am determined to finally get chickens! (Downside to living on post, no chickens allowed) This will most likely be our last PCS (yay retirement!) so we are looking for a nice little plot of land on either the KY or TN...
  7. C

    Leghorns

    Why does my leghorn have tinted eggs an there not smooth like a normal egg. Also do chickens lay more then 1 egg a day?
  8. Rosebudseast

    New Chicken Momma

    Hey there! I'm a new chicken momma since July. My husband and I have a small farm where I grow flowers and we love eggs so we thought why not get some chickens. It has so far been rewarding and way more involved than I has expected. But I should also add that I love animals so I am probably way...
  9. ChikAnne

    Looking for chicken friends

    Hello I’m Karri Anne and my goal is to create my own home stead on my half-acre lot. I am a part-time secretary working two nights a week at a hospital and have a guesthouse B&B. My goal is to have all my own food with a garden, eggs, and honey. I would like to think I can survive without...
  10. K

    New member intro

    Hi, I am new to the chicken world and so glad I found this website. Currently I have four pullets-two Black Stars and two Sapphire Gems. They will be two months old on Aug 3. I love them! They are so much fun. I got them for the eggs and a new hobby. They are in a large dog crate inside a...
  11. C

    Change in Egg Size - Does Anyone Know?

    Hello Everyone! Does anyone happen to know if it's possible for a chicken to lay very small eggs, and then suddenly lay larger ones? I have a sweet chicken, approx. 1.5 years old, and she has been acting funny lately. A vet gave her calcium liquid, and stated that was probably the cause. Today I...
  12. W

    New members new farmers!

    Hello Everyone We are the Crowley Family fro East Tennessee. We’re here to learn about chicken farming Our oldest son who is the chicken farmer in our family and as it is he works a lot and we are left to take care of his 150 some chickens he loves taking care of them for self sustaining food...
  13. P

    Brand New to Chickens in Southern Utah !

    This is our second spring in Southern Utah, my wife and I are both transplants to the area, and have talked abut getting chickens for a few years. Last week, we babysat some chickens (babies) and some established hens for a neighbor. By Friday, we had a dozen of our own mixed breed chickens in...
  14. Leelee429

    New member/chicken owner

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes/2 weeks ago (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 5 (3) What breeds do you have? I’m not sure exactly lol, I believe I have a barred rock, possible bantam leghorn (or some form of bantam with feathered feet), and the other...
  15. tygrlady

    Newbie in Northern AZ

    I am a complete newbie! A friend had a beautiful and healthy flock of egg producers in Colorado and I was hooked to someday have my own. Now is the time! My husband and I just moved to a 30 acre ranch in Northern AZ and we hope to build a beautiful coop for our future flock this summer. This...
  16. CluelessKittens

    Can't wait to get involved!

    Hello all, my name is CluelessKittens! I recently bought a house in a medium-sized city where I live with my husband, dog, cat and turtle. I am so excited to finally have an outdoor space where I will be starting a garden this spring and where we will (hopefully) be adding 4-6 chickens. I...
  17. C

    What breed of chicken should I get?

    I am new to backyard chickens and would be grateful for advice on which breed is best for me. Thanks in advance! I need a chicken that: - is a great egg producer - very heat tolerant (I live in the desert with 100F summers or hotter) - not inclined to fly over a ~6 foot block fence - very...
  18. stormageddon

    Hello from orange county Florida (bell isle 32812)

    I am looking into owning chickens. my home is zoned residential. We have a good size back yard to accommodate a coop and run. hopefully to house 2-3 hens. I am having a hard time finding the laws for orange county fl laws for raising chickens in residential homes. does anyone have any...
  19. Magpyeone

    Hello from Pleasant Valley, NY!

    my name is Tracy (but you can call me Magpye) and our family moved to upstate New York in June of 2017; this spring my husband built an amazing coop, and we now have 2 Americaunas (Bertha and Nutmeg), one Welsummer (Ginger), one Light Brahma (Snowball), 2 Dominiques (Dumb and Dumber) and one...
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