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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cherrypoint, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Cherrypoint

    Cherrypoint New Egg

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    We are so new to chickens, we do not have any yet. But, I have read and read, researched online, visited the poultry exhibt at the Mo State Fair every year. We are wanting to have layers.

    I have been a beekeeper for many years, we have dogs, cats and a couple of parakeets too. We moved 3 years ago from Kansas City to rural Odessa Mo. We have 3 grown sons, one married with 5 sons of his own, another in the Missouri Army National Guard and the youngest working on his Phd at MU/Columbia (go Tigers!). The two younger ones we homeschooled.

    The small farm we bought was basically not tended to for many years. It has a great barn, had a rotted chicken coop and fallen broken electric fencing. We moved our city bees out to the country and have much more brushhogging to do.

    Presently we have about 28" of snow on the ground, so outdoor building isn't happening right now. I am debating buying a kit or using some sort of a plan to build a coop. I am thinking enough for 6-8 chickens.

    Our local feed store is having chick days this coming Saturday. I plan to keep the chicks either in the garage or in the house depending on the temperature.

    Any and all advice would be greatly appreicated.
    I bet this is like beekeeping, you ask 10 beekeepers an opinion you get 15 answers!

    Thanks!

    Martha
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Cherrypoint, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! We finally are almost rid of the snow. Now it's just mud!! Happy to hear you are in the chicken biz! BYC is a great research place. Here are a couple threads you might find useful!! Good luck and have fun!!

    The Learning Center - a great place to learn about poultry care and maintenance:

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

    Here is a Q & A forum on baby chicks - plus read the old threads for great info:

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

    Take a look at the two coops threads as well:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2013
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Wow that's alot of snow for now - kinda limits what can be done outside. Hope the bees survive it - bees make the world go round and I know beekeepers have been having a rough time with disease and beehive rustlers.
     
  4. belwelch

    belwelch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from KY
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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