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First time raising chickens...... Need help

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Drama Princess, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Drama Princess

    Drama Princess Hatching

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    I just moved to a smalll farm and decided i wanted to rasie chickens, its my first time so any help and tips would be greatly appreciated! PLease any tips! Thanks!
     
  2. pattycake

    pattycake Songster

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    Read this site! From top to bottom. I learned **everything** from this site - I never even bought a book (and I usually buy a book for everything).

    Basics: you need a predator proof place for them to sleep at night, chick starter feed in a feeder, and clean water in a waterer. You can order chicks online... but do it soon, because you don't want to have little featherless chicks when it's cold out.

    Chicks need a nice warm brooder with a heat lamp for several weeks.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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  4. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Ahhhh, lookie lookie, a fresh one to brainwash into our obsession... I mean uh... A new person to welcome into the wonderful world of chickens! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    These people are wonderful on this site, and lifesavers when it comes to those questions that require answers *RIGHT NOW*. Welcome & I hope we can be a help in your journey.
     
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  6. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

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