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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

    Jul 20, 2007
    Litchfeild, Pa
    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

    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    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

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2007
  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.
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014


    OOOOOOoh, a Virgin to sacrifice!!
  6. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
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