Chicken Life Newbie


In the Brooder
Mar 15, 2018
Northern Virginia
Hello there! I am new to the "chicken life" and so excited to begin this journey!! I am a Mom to two girls, Emma 6 and Zoe 3. I am excited to be able to share the responsibilities of raising our flock with the girls. I am open to any and ALL information, tips, tricks, "must haves" etc. etc., that anyone is willing to share with me. I am in the market for a coop that can accommodate up to 10 hens and I am also look for the hens themselves!!
Hello and welcome to BYC. I think that most members would advocate having a coop built, rather than going for a commercial prefab affair.

Here’s a link to the Articles section - There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

Best wishes

Pork Pie
G’Day from down under Beeanne03 :frow Welcome! Very exciting! :clap

A couple of good articles that might be of assistance:
Pickin a Chicken
How Much Room Do Chickens Need

I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two in particular may be of interest to you at this stage:
Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

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