Hello! New to the community. Wife, 2 kids and I are considering starting a coop of maybe 10 chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mikefoldsben, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Mikefoldsben

    Mikefoldsben In the Brooder

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    Hello my name is Michael, my wife kids and I are planning on starting a chicken coop this spring. We are wildly excited as well as a bit nervous. What are some good things to know to start off? Also I’m thinking of getting a few chickens to feed us aside from laying eggs. What are some great Recommendations? Just the thought of raising a chicken and then using it for food seems a little off to me so I could definitely use some insight.
     
  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Hello Michael, Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
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  3. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    Hi Michael, it's nice to have you here!

    Check out the articles in the Learning Center, lots of good info there:
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    And if you have questions, always feel free to ask. There are a lot of helpful members here!
     
  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! Best wishes and have lots of fun!!!!
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Michael and welcome to BYC. NFC has given you the best link that will help you, imo.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hello, Michael, and welcome to BYC. Great links already provided. Check out topics of interest in the forums and post appropriate questions there. Good luck in establishing your flock.
     
  7. Animals45

    Animals45 Songster

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    Welcome to backyard chickens Make yourself at home!!!! I think you should build a chicken coop and buy some chickens. I hope they lay lots and lots of eggs for you!!!!:celebrate:frow
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  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy Michael :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Michael, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Go to the articles and read, read, read. And don't forget to scan the comment section too as you can learn a lot from that section. Good luck and have fun.
     

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