first timer

jc9766

Hatching
8 Years
Nov 21, 2011
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Any suggestions on what supplies I should get before my chicks come- I am getting 8 chicks, 4 of which are bantam.

Also I am increasing the size of my coop to 8' by 8'- with a roof that goes from 5'-8' high. I am also going to have an 8x6 run and they will be able to free range on weekends. I would like to get 2 or 3 more-

Will that be too many?

Do you think it is too many for a first timer?

Any advice will be appreciated.
 

greymane

Songster
8 Years
Jun 2, 2011
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Snyder County, PA


I would say the coop is good for the eight. That would be a good start. I would post your supply question in the "Raising Baby Chicks" section. They will be most helpful.
 

kidcody

Crowing
9 Years
Nov 1, 2010
7,237
527
336
Autumn Farm English Orpingtons
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from Washington State glad you joined us!
Sounds like you are off to a great start, there are a lot of very helpful
people here on byc!
 

greatchicken

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 27, 2011
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Michigan
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from Michigan. Glad you found us. There is tons of info on here.

That is not to many for a first timer. My first order of chicks was 30 and within a couple months we had 67. They did get a little over whelming when the kids were playing baseball and softball 4 nights a week but we love our birds and kids.
 

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