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thenobleone79

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Mar 24, 2018
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Hi everyone,

I just joined the forum becuase my wife and I decided to get chickens. At this time we do not have any. We are picking up a coop this Tuesday and will probably build our own run. I only want 5-7 chickens. We haven't picked a breed yet but are looking for non-flying quiet birds. Would like to get a silkie for the kids though. I have a lot of hobbies (photography, 3D printing, motorcycles, etc.). I live in Md and have a Bernese mountain dog, and I work in IT.
 

Pork Pie

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Hello and welcome to BYC. Apparently silkies can be very friendly and calm but their egg production is not massive and their desire to hatch chicks is strong.
@Teila has some great links on breed choice

More generally, here's a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

Best wishes

Pork Pie
 

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