Excited to start learning how to raise some girls for our family!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by donkie07, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. donkie07

    donkie07 New Egg

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    Hi all! I really want to raise some chickens for our family's egg needs but I know absolutely nothing. Any advice on some beginner basics I can read up on? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California! This forum will tell you everything you need to know: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Build your coop strong and secure and use hardware cloth (very strong wire with 1/4 inch holes) not chicken wire, it keeps chickens in but predators can tear through it easily. Also, make the coop and run bigger than you think you will need, you will probably end up getting more chickens than you thought. Good luck!
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My advice: the more you know BEFORE you purchase your birds, the better prepared you will be, and the more money invested the longer your equipment will hold up. The same with the birds... the cheaper you go, the less quality you receive. Anyways welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, donkie07, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! I agree with the above posts. Fortunately, BYC is the best place to pick up the information and knowledge you need. Peruse the various forums, ask questions and you'll be prepared in no time! Best of luck to you.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG]And [​IMG] Glad you joined the forum!!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Search the forums, ask questions and you will be ready to start your flock. Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined us. Best of luck getting your new chickens
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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