Finally I can have backyard chickens!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Urbananimals, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Urbananimals

    Urbananimals New Egg

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    Hello all!

    I am very excited! We can now have chickens in our backyards! So I'm doing it. It's always been a desire of mine to have a small flock.

    We're in Florida. I am getting ready to pick up my 2 hens this afternoon!! I will definitely be researching and asking a lot of questions. So ..... thanks in advanced!

    - Kate
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Good for you and welcome.
    I always recommend 3 as a minimum and as many as you're allowed and have room for.
    You'll use more eggs when you have delicious fresh ones in your backyard. It's a bummer to go through all the work and expense but still need to buy grocery store eggs. [​IMG]
    Chickens die more frequently than dogs. They're social animals and a single one alone doesn't do well.
    It's much more difficult to add more to an established flock.
    They'll lay well the first 18 months. After that they take an autumn/early winter break every year.
    The more the merrier.
     
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  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome and thanks for sharing the good news!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Shalom Farm

    Shalom Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Best of luck with your new hens! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Kate, great that you can now keep chickens. 3 is better than 2 - that way if something happens to one, two are left for company. Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Best of luck with your chickens!
    We started out with 2 hens as well. But we get more every couple of years or so :lol:

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on your new hens, may they lay many eggs for you!
     
  9. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!! Depending on what you want, 2 or 3 birds can work, so you have to think about what you want. If you want eggs, then three birds that are hybrid layers (sex links, stars) will be great because they will give you 1 egg a day, so 20-21 a week! If you want ornamental or pet chickens, then there are a ton of breeds to choose from. Good Luck!
     

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