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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcardle671, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. mcardle671

    mcardle671 New Egg

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    Hi!
    My dad and I are looking at getting some chicks in March. We have a coop that was dropped off at our house and want to fill it! We don't know too much about raising chickens, but have been doing some reading on the web. Is there anything super important we should know about the new additions to our family?
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Get the biggest and most predator proof coop you can afford.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Yes, there are some things you should know before you take the plunge. I'll also include some links for your learning pleasure. If the coop that was dropped off is used, one thing I think you should do is clean and disinfect and debug the the coop - don't want to get your new birds sick if the ones that resided there before had diseases. Also, make your run predator proof (look up hardware cloth). Best of luck to you!

    Here is the Learning Center - a great place for general knowledge about chicken keeping:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    Here is a baby chicks link (if you are getting baby chicks)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Here's a link for taking care of older birds:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-watering-your-flock
     
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  4. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Decide on what age of chickens that you want to start with, chicks, point of lay pullets or hens. Once you know where you want to start, decide how many. Read articles from the Learning Center on this site. And then just do it. Best decision I ever made was to get chickens.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Check the links provided by redsoxs.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  10. GoldieFlocks

    GoldieFlocks Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     

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