first timer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jc9766, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. jc9766

    jc9766 New Egg

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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.
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Sounds like you are off to a great start, there are a lot of very helpful
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  6. greatchicken

    greatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] 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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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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