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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sacmonarchs62, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. sacmonarchs62

    sacmonarchs62 Hatching

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    Good Afternoon, My name is Bernadette (Bernie) and I am a complete novice in keeping chickens. I have a good friend who has inspired me about giving it a try. At this point I have no chickens as I want the area completely ready and a nice coop in place. Although I am tempted to rush into it, I know I want everything ready and safe for the new additions to the family. Anyway I am reading and researching and all your advice will be greatly appreciated and humbly accepted. I live in Northern California about 45 mins north of Sacramento. Any suggestions from anyone about which breeds might be good to start with would be helpful. Anyway, thank you for the site it is fabulous and very very helpful for chicken raising virgins.
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Looks like both Chicken Canoe and Liz has set you straight! Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. JDchicks

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    Welcome!

    Yes, http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html, is an awesome site. It was the one I used when I was looking to get started.

    I applaud you on doing your research first. Recommendations will come once you know what it is you are looking for. A couple of questions get you started...

    1. What are your plans for the chickens (showing, pets, food...)
    2. How much room do you have for them (whether to get bantams or LF-large fowl)
    3. What type of coop do you have (some chickens do not do well in foul weather and some are more hardy)
    4. What type of area do you live in? (lots of neighbors or lots of acres)
    5. How many eggs are you wanting per year (just a few to incubate or a bunch to sell to neighbors)
     
  6. Ivybirdy

    Ivybirdy In the Brooder

    Welcome. I hope you have a good time raising chickens! They are lovely pets to have!
     

  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Howdy! Pick what breed suits you best and watch out for chicken math.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck in your selections.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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