Eggxited for eggs, hoping the girls are fun for kids, too

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HopefulEggEater, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. HopefulEggEater

    HopefulEggEater New Egg

    Jul 15, 2016
    Hi all! I have never kept chickens, but I love eggs and the idea of raising girls who can help provide them. I have two critters of another kind already at home... a toddler and a 5-year-old, so I'm hoping raising chickens will be a good experience for them, too. Well, I'm not so sure I should say "raising"... I'm hoping to just get adult chickens and go for it.

    Anyway, I have a corner of the backyard I'd like to transform into a space for the chickens, and I have a dog igloo I got for free that I thought might make a good coop. (Searching the internet for if others had used one is what brought me to your great site! Love the info!)

    Anyway, any ideas on fencing (we need to replace the fencing in part of that corner anyway... have chain link for part of it), etc. are welcome!

    Thanks! :)
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Diana

    Glad you could join us here! Raising chickens sure is a great experience for all the family and it's great way of getting children used to caring for animals. Have you checked out the learning Center? Lots of super articles there that I'm sure you will find most helpful ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Check out the link given! Have fun with the chickens..I love love collecting my eggs to this day..never gets old!
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens - hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Diana and welcome to BYC. I think getting adult chickens is the best way to begin your chicken adventure, so that's a good decision. Please make yourself at home here with us.

    Best wishes
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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