Brand new. I have a full acre and would like to have pasture organic chickens for the eggs and to ea

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cole Morgan, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Cole Morgan

    Cole Morgan New Egg

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    Along with chickens I would like to also have ducks only for eggs. Many a couple sheep to keep the grass and weeds down.
    Pllease if anyone has info on chicken roosts, duck roosts or nests.
    I was going to put in a pond for all to share?
    Can all be open pasture together and have the ability to go to their roosts when they choose?
    Organic food?
    Organic supliments "calcium"?
    Type of chickens for big eggs?
    Type of chickens for tiny eggs?
    Type of chicken to eat?
    Type of ducks for amazing eggs?
    my wife would like no antibiotic all organic pastured everything.
    Will sheep cause trouble with chickens and ducks?
    can I build a coupe on a concrete slab or do I have to be on dirt ground?
    I am pumped and jazzed to get this going!!
    Thank you all.
    Cole
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please visit the Learning Center and then check out all the information BYC forums have to offer regarding coop building, predator control, etc. etc. Very good reads and if you can't find the specific information you require - please ask us and we will try to find you answers.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You should be able to find answers for all your question by surfing through the Forum - have fun.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    You definitely will want to do some reading in our learning center here on BYC for some tips on building coops, feeding, raising and keeping your flock healthy. Lots of good reads there...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X4 on check out the BYC Learning Center as a great place to start. For chicken/duck breeds check out the Breeds center for a lot of member reviews and the Henderson chicken breed chart compares a lot of popular breeds so far as eg production and size etc http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html The BYC Duck forum is another place to check out https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks and for sheep, check out the BYC sister site http://www.backyardherds.com/ they have a whole section on sheep.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! You have received some good advice here, good luck to you.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

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