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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alesia, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Alesia

    Alesia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello my name is Alesia davis i live in oklahoma and am thinking of getting a few chickens. my husband says that if we get any it has to be at least 8 hens and 1 roo. i have never had chickens but he has i dont know if what he says is the general rule of thmb or not but it sounds like an ok number to have. i would love to find out how much space eack chicken needs in the coop and how much space in a run what are good beginner chickens i need something that can take hot temps with resonable care u know fresh water several times a day and a shaded area well venalated coop any ideas?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Look through the FAQ section for links to helpful chicken raising threads
     
  3. brennamae

    brennamae Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! Welcome to BYC - I'm a newbie, too, but - as far as I know, you don't have to have 8 layers and 1 rooster, in fact - I havent quite heard that at all! I have heard, that in terms of financials and whatnot, it isn't "worth it" to have less then 3 layers - any after that number and they start to pay for themselves in eggs. My mother has just 4 layers and a very nice coop, and she has done fine for several years with that number. A rooster is good for fertilized eggs and protection of the chickens... though some towns don't allow them for the "noise" factor.
    Good luck!
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would echo that looking through the FAQs is a great place to start. Welcome!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. Alesia

    Alesia Out Of The Brooder

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    thank u every one im learning sooo much
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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