Advice you wish you had when you first started with your Chickens.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by redvespa90, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. redvespa90

    redvespa90 Out Of The Brooder

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    New chicken mom looking for every bit of advice I can get. Dealing with every aspect of chickens, feeding, and coops.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope you've looked through our Learning Center, at the top of the page. We're still adding to it, but there is a lot of information there.
     
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    redvespa90 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've flipped through it and read what it has to offer. Loads of great information for sure. But its nothing like getting it straight from people who have made mistakes, or wished they had done something differently.
     
  4. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be observant and ready to make changes (part of the fun).
    Study up on all of the free info. When you start your chicken adventure, you will find one size does not fit all, depending on your circumstance. Certain notions that others swear by are gobbledygook, while ideas that “aficionados” dismiss may actually work (in your case).
    While chickens are very adaptable, it is easier to work with their natural tendencies, living in their world than trying to make them living in ours. For example, chicken hardness and chicken diaper.
    You can spend thousands or few dollars and the chickens would not mind either way.


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    cooped up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While being prepared is half the battle you will have learning experiences along the way.I remember the first time I let my pullets to put themselves to roost,they didn't go to the coop they picked a couple of trees.The only way I knew is because one of them tried to come through the kitchen window{thump}. It made me get up to investigate things.The next two nights I was out there earlier to make sure they were put away.

    I also went looking for one of the chickens and couldn't find her,but then we heard her.She was laying in a plastic bag of straw that was on top of the nesting boxes. Those were my first two eggs ever. That bird { braveheart} had also layed 2 eggs in a pine shaving bag- then my daughter sat on the pine shaving bag.When she got up and went to move the bag there were 2 eggs...still intact also..LOL
     

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