Directions to find proper information on rasing chickens please

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lil chick, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. lil chick

    lil chick Hatching

    Mar 12, 2007
    Well as mentioned in the title my daughter will be getting 12 chicks for a 4H project in a week or so, I do not know much about this, her mother, my ex has bought lots of books on the subject, and I have started to read info on line about it. We will need to build a coop I guess and/or what ever else is needed too. Let me know where to go here thanks in advance, Elizabeths dad.
  2. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Songster

    Mar 6, 2007
    New Brockton, Alabama
    If you need help just write me at my E-Mail and Id be happy to lend a hand.
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi welcome to BYC. Go to that's our home page & look for "raising chickens 101" that should give you a good idea on watch ya need. [​IMG] We've also have a section about building coops. Come back here if you need some more help, okay?

    Have a nice day... Miriam
  4. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I think you've found the right website right here!

    there are lots of people will assist you on this endeavor and give good advice. Not to mention, all the great articles that are in the forums and on the homepage.

    With chicks, start reading all about their care then make them comfortable, fed and watered well.

    Immediately design a coop because they will grow fast and you will need to get them outside and secure from weather, predators when they come of age. It doesn't take much to keep them content.

    Surf through this website and you'll find a lot of answers!

    welcome and good luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2007
  5. lil chick

    lil chick Hatching

    Mar 12, 2007
    I appreciate it and I'm sure that my 10 year old daughter will appreciate it as well, once we get things rolling a little here. I will go to the homepage and read up on rasing 101 and see what I need to get to start her chicken rasing right.

    Thanks to all that read this and replied. [​IMG]
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Also head right to the bookstore and snag a copy of Storey's Guide to Poultry. That book is a great help.
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Someone needs to sticky a picture of that book. Seems like we are telling newbies about it everyday! [​IMG]

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