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Laurajustus

Hatching
6 Years
Sep 23, 2013
8
1
9
Cleveland, Georgia
Hey! I'm new at this so anyone who can answers my questions would be a major help.


1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
I am new to chickens. Just got my new coop set up & i'm getting my chickens on Monday!! EEEKKKK!!! i'm super excited if you cant tell.



(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
none at the moment.

(3) What breeds do you have?
n/a

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
google

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
Housekeeping, crafting, spending time with my family & Friends.

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
I have 2 Siberian Huskies & 3 Coon Dogs. I hunt: Coon, Deer, Bear. I love being at home and doing crafts & updating my home. I am addicted to pinterest.



My Questions:
1. How often do laying Hens lay eggs?
2. Whats the best food to feed them?
3. Whats the best way to defend my chickens from Coyotes & Bears?
4. How many chickens to 1 coop? *smaller sized coop
5. Tips/Advice for a newbie
 

TTracy

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 8, 2013
350
22
88
Western Michigan
Welcome to BYC!
You seem super excited about getting your babies, cant blame you there!!
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Here is a link with a lot of helpful info for your chicks first couple months!

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens
 

sumi

Rest in Peace 1980-2020
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
39,154
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My Questions:
1. How often do laying Hens lay eggs?
2. Whats the best food to feed them?
3. Whats the best way to defend my chickens from Coyotes & Bears?
4. How many chickens to 1 coop? *smaller sized coop
5. Tips/Advice for a newbie
Welcome to BYC
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Glad you joined us!

1. Depends on the breeds. Some of the best laying breeds will lay up to 300+ eggs in their first year and slow down gradually after that.
2. For active laying hens, layer feed.
3. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ors-how-to-protect-your-chickens-from-coyotes
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bear-chicken-predators-how-to-protect-your-chickens-from-bears
4. Aim for 4sf ft floor space per chicken in the coop (with bantams and smaller breeds you can go a bit smaller) and 10 sq ft in the run.
5. Browse through the Learning Center, make sure you never ever underestimate predators (or chickens' intelligence), build a big coop so you have space when you discover how much fun chickens are and decide to get another 20 and have fun!
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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Out to pasture
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if you wait a few weeks you can submit clear, closeup photos on "what gender or breed is this?" Mention age in photo and it's best if you have individual photos rather than a group shot.

Enjoy your chicks.
 

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