CLUELESS INDIANAPOLIS FAMILY with 3/4 ACRE Lot WANTS TO RAISE CHICKENS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clarkh, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. clarkh

    clarkh New Egg

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    Does anyone have an suggestions for a good book, or other resource to learn about raising chickens in an suburban area.

    How do I get more informed about this venture that I want to start.

    henry clark
     
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I like two books....
    Storey's guide to Raising Chickens, which is very complete.
    Keep Chickens! by Barbara Kilarski

    But most especially, I recommend the good folk here at BYC. This group is endlessly patient with newcomers, and there are thousands of pages of coops, raising chicks, flock management, etc.

    by the way....[​IMG]
     
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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] those are good books :)
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree wholeheartedly with mom'sfolly!! [​IMG] I have nothing against books to learn about chicken raising but it seems to me, as books lay out every possible problem that might occur with chickens, that it can be very intimdating to the beginner. Don't get me wrong - all the things in those books is useful but some of the information is somewhat obscure or so rare that the beginning poultry raiser might think, "Whoa! This is more complicated than I thought...maybe chickens aren't for me afterall." But on BYC you can learn all the information that is in the books but it is tempered with many real life accounts. Plus, you can ask questions tailored to your needs as you begin to build your knowledge base. I wish you well, be it with books, BYC, or both!!
     
  5. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to bYC from NY[​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. x3 what mom's folly posted. Check out the Learning Center on here and good luck :thumbsup
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I also recommend the Learning Center
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The above posts have already given you excellent advice so [​IMG]
     
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    There's a pretty good Keeping chickens for Dummies book; Rob, one of the admins of BYC, is one of the writers.

    Or else just post your questions here, there are lots of people who can help you out.

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     

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