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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by BethESH, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. BethESH

    BethESH Songster

    Hi there -

    I'm in Worcester County, and new to the whole chicken thing...

    We had a "volunteer" chicken show up in our yard about a month ago. He called her a banty hen(?) She had a nest of eggs, then one of the neighborhood cats scared her away. My fiancee was so bummed about it, that I decided to get him some chickens. (Please understand - I've had dogs, cats, gerbils, parakeets, guinea pigs, fish, and took care of a friend's boa - never even thought about chickens!!! That's over...now I'm so incredibly excited at the thought!) We don't have a coop set up or anything yet, and I am overwhelmed by all the information on the BYC site.

    What's the best place to start? Has anyone been to the Tractor Supply in Salisbury? Do they have supplies for poultry? Where do you take a chicken to get immunizations around here?


  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Tractor Supply has it all, waterers, feeders, food, wire, about all you need is a building to act as a coop. You dont have to buy a true coop, you can get away with a corner of a shed, or a whole shed depending on how many you plan to have. When do you plan to get these chickens, Tractor supply will also have chicks come spring.

    You dont need to take chickens to get shots.
  3. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Theres a Farmers and Planters store in Salisbury that has chicken supplies also. In tractor supply, I've only seen food and feeders, but in Farmers, they have some chicken medicines right there in the shelf, which I thought was cool. They also sell hay.
    Of course, tractor supply also has chicken wire and hardware cloth, but so does Home Depot.
    I got alot of lumber off Freecycle. In fact, I got an entire old deck from someone that ended up being the frame and floors for my entire coop. With enough left over to make them a little covered porch.
  4. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Songster

    Oct 2, 2008
    Parsonsburg Md.
    for coops we build leantos off the back of sheds or other buildings tractor supply also has chick meds too i think i go to tractor supply 2 to 3 times a week they know me now lol.

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