Hello Fellow Chicken Ranchers.

NWMCHICKRANCHER

Hatching
May 10, 2015
8
1
9
NORTH WESTERN MISSOURI
Hello All,
Very new to this. Have wanted to for a long time but never did until i received a sturdy wooden shipping crate. I hope my questions aren't to basic to keep the forum interested.
I am a simple man trying to become as self sufficient as possible before globalism takes that ideal from us all.
 

dawg53

Humble
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Nov 27, 2008
27,598
13,585
886
Glen St Mary, Florida
Welcome to BYC. Wooden shipping crates are a money saver, instant coop. I bought one real cheap off Craigslist and it easily fits 3 standard size adult hens with plenty of room to spare.
 

TwoCrows

🌻🐣🌻
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Mar 21, 2011
47,951
107,203
1,712
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop
Hello there Garden and welcome to BYC!

So glad you could join our community! Chickens don't lay an egg every day. At least not all of them. Some breeds lay almost everyday, some lay 5 eggs a week, some lay 3 eggs a week. So it depends on the breed. They won't be laying during their fall molts or if they go broody.

Good luck with all your life's adventures and welcome to our flock!
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,434
438
Montana
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Molt is the annual shedding and renewing of a bird's feathers; and broody refers to a hen that covers eggs to warm and hatch them, or a hen that stays in the nest for an extended period of time without producing eggs. BYC has a complete glossary of poultry vocabulary terms at https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...of-common-terms-for-raising-backyard-chickens which you will probably find useful. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
 

NWMCHICKRANCHER

Hatching
May 10, 2015
8
1
9
NORTH WESTERN MISSOURI
Thank You Michael OShay! Great info! Thanks for having me. I will have plenty of questions.
Cheers

Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. Molt is the annual shedding and renewing of a bird's feathers; and broody refers to a hen that covers eggs to warm and hatch them, or a hen that stays in the nest for an extended period of time without producing eggs. BYC has a complete glossary of poultry vocabulary terms at https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...of-common-terms-for-raising-backyard-chickens which you will probably find useful. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
 

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