Greetings from SC !!!!!!!HELP!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sprklinbrwsug, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Sprklinbrwsug

    Sprklinbrwsug New Egg

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    Hello everyone I'm new here and have never raised chickens before. I remember my grandmother having chickens and I have talked with my kids and husband about getting chickens. We started planting a small garden two years ago, so now we are ready to move a step forward. I need all the advise I can get on how to start, where to start, types of chickens everything. Help!!!!
     
  2. Englishjodes

    Englishjodes Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkies are highly recommended for first timers and they are small!
     
  3. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Texas. It depends on what you want the chickens for. Do you want egg-layers? Meat birds? Something to look at? If you want egg layers, Rhode Island Reds or any RIR cross is an excellent choice for brown eggs, they are dual purpose birds. SIlkies are a good choice if you want pet chickens or something pretty to look at? Here is an excellent chart that list a lot of breeds of chickens and what they are used for. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Welcome! You will LOVE having chickens. My advice is to do your homework first - on space requirements, coop sercurity, purposes and temperaments of different breeds, etc.
    On a more personal note, barred rocks, easter eggers, orpingtons, and silkies are all fun breeds that are easy keepers (although silkies tend to go broody often). And I would recommend a mixed flock rather than several of the same breed - the variety is fun and no confusion of who is who...lol. [​IMG]
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hiand welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Love the Henderson chicken chart referenced in post # 3
     
  7. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to byc.
     
  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     

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