Hello form Montana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sheriqwe, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. sheriqwe

    sheriqwe New Egg

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    Hi my name is Sheri and I am new to the Chicken business... I got Chickens because eggs are just to darn expensive for us here in Northern Montana. I was given 12 chickens and 3 turkeys one tom and two hens. I need to learn the ropes about chickens... I HAVE NO IDEA what i am doing
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help..

    So glad you got some chickens! Those fresh eggs are better than anything around! LOL

    Our learning center is a great place to gather all the chicken raising info you need
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/advice-for-first-time-chicken-owners
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...s-in-your-city-the-basics-of-raising-chickens

    Best of luck and feel free to ask ANY questions!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Sheri. Glad you decided to join our flock. Do you know what kind of chickens you have? Unless you have high lay yielding breeds (or hybrids) like White Leghorns or sex links, you are likely not going to get enough eggs to offset the expense of feeding and caring for your chickens. Your primary reason for raising chickens should for fun, just because you like raising them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting lots of eggs.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. sheriqwe

    sheriqwe New Egg

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    I'm doing pretty well with eggs... I usually get about 5-6 chicken eggs and two turkey eggs a day... they are funny little creatures though... we named a chicken big boot Judy because she is huge and she is my favorite already!!! she loves to be held

     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm glad to hear it. That's a good lay rate so you must have some fairly high yield chickens. :eek:)
     
  10. sheriqwe

    sheriqwe New Egg

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    idk what kind they are we have white, red, gold, black, and spotted chickens... but my daughter goes out and sits with them quite often and and another one bites the dust for them... she says they dance to it... lol
     

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