Hello from Tennessee.

CynthiaN

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I will soon be a first time chicken owner. I plan on just 4 at first, probably 2 bantams and 2 orpingtons . They will share a run and hopefully be able to free range some (when I'm home to keep an eye on them since we do have hawks in the neighborhood). If this doesn't seem like a good combo to anyone please let me know that as well as why. A family friend gave me a very heavy, welded, metal coop (very cute) and on our next day off my daughter and I will build a run. I'll probably put some sort of netting over the top of the run since one of my friends chickens were able to fly over their run.
 

Farmer Connie

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Pork Pie

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Hello and welcome to BYC. There's no reason why your breed choice should be an issue.

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
 

Kiki

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Teila

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G’Day from down under CynthiaN :frow Nice to meet you!

Having the covered run is not only going to keep the girls in but also the hawks out ;)

I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. These two in particular may be of interest to you at this stage:
Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
 

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