Chicken novice...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BigGingerDaphne, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. BigGingerDaphne

    BigGingerDaphne New Egg

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    Hi. I'm new to this - so new infact that I haven't even bought my chickens yet!! I bought their coop today so it's a work in progress! Any recommendations for breeds? Ideally good, regular layers?
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Just remember to build bigger than you think you need! Chicken math is confusing. Start out with 4 and all of a sudden there's 30 in the coop!
    Get breeds that you want. Do you want meat? Or laying? Big? Small? Hardy? Find people in your area that already have chickens and talk to them. Good Luck!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck in selecting your flock.
     
  9. BigGingerDaphne

    BigGingerDaphne New Egg

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    Hi again!

    Thank you all very much for your advice. My strange name - "BigGingerDaphne" comes from a suggestion a friend had recently. She heard I was getting chickens and she said, "buy a big ginger one and call it 'Daphne!'" Anyway, just thought I'd explain that! I'm still looking into breeds and am in the process of getting the coop assembled. It will need lots of fox-proofing, we have a big urban fox problem in my neighbourhood (South London). Any fox-proofing tips from you lovely people? X
     

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