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Aruna22

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Apr 22, 2013
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Hi people

I am thinking of getting a few chickens just for eggs and would appreciate some advie on what breeds are quiet and good layers and if you know if I can get them from somewhere around me?
I am still busy researching but I am hopefully looking to start getting my chicks in about 3 months.
Also stuck a bit on the type of coop necessary for 4-5 hens. Any advice and/or literature would be much appreciated.
 

redsoxs

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Jul 17, 2011
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Greetings, Aruna22, and
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! Happy to have you aboard! In terms of coops, there are countless styles and designs. Take a look at the Coops section below and see if one suits you. Keep in mind, the size of he coop is recommended to be 4 sq. ft. per bird. I'd advise making the coop larger than you think you need - you may (will) want to add birds later.
For breeds...again, lots of choices. Below is a second link that compares many breeds. Good luck to you and enjoy the journey!

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

http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
 

Aruna22

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Apr 22, 2013
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Thanks so much for the information, going to get stuck in just now
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there is so much of information that I am finding it a bit overwhelming actually.
Really appreciate the pointer in the right direction so thanks again.
 

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