A Fast introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thimbleminded1, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Thimbleminded1

    Thimbleminded1 Hatching

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    Hello all,
    Jim here.

    I am looking to start raising my own chickens and selling them and their eggs. (not sure what to sell first, the chicken or the egg) I have never raised chickens before, so I hope I learn lots here. If not, I will be eating lots of chicken for dinner......

    Any hoo, Glad I found this sight, and from what I have read so far, this will be a great resource.

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  2. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!

    Check out the Learning Center and just post any questions you have.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    This is the place to be for all the learning!

    Good luck with your projects and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the flock. If you sell the chickens first, you won't have any eggs - out of business in a flash [​IMG]

    Do you intend to raise chicks? If so you would need a rooster to have fertile eggs, and either an incubator to hatch them or a broody hen to do it for you. Then you sell chicks

    You would really need a lot of hens to provide dozens of eggs to sell- let's say, every week.

    Please check out the Learning Center, and then move on to the Raising Backyard chickens, forum. If you still have questions come back and ask us. Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
     
  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us![​IMG]
     
  6. crazyfeathers

    crazyfeathers Songster

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    Welcome, it's good to have a goal, I hope you succeed in which ever choice you make - the chicken or the eggs. :D
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, Jim! Glad you decided to join our flock. If you intend to make money selling eggs you need hens that are egg laying machines such as White Leghorns (if you want white eggs) or Sex Link hens (if you want brown eggs). There's a reason these are the kind of hens used by the laying houses. I have raised Black Sex Links for years and get 6 (occassionally 7) eggs per week per hen. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Good luck with your new venture!
     

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