Hi from Oh

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HomesteadStacie, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. HomesteadStacie

    HomesteadStacie New Egg

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    I'm a newbie from Ohio. I don't have chickens yet but I'm in love with them already. Being that I don't have any experience with them would it be best for me to buy chicks or hatch eggs to start?
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi HomesteadStacie! I'm a Stacie, too, and from Ohio, although I live in Indiana now. [​IMG]

    Chicken are a LOT of fun and I think you're going to love them! Personally, I'd recommend starting with chicks if you don't have any experience with chickens yet. After you tackle raising chicks then you might want to jump into hatching. It's very easy to get chicks this time of year, but not always so easy to have a successful hatch.

    Best of luck!
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I personally think starting with chicks is easier. It takes a few hatches to really get it right. Chicks are instant satisfaction, where as eggs may not hatch with a lot of stress waiting. Your local feed store should be carrying chicks this time of year, or you can order them from a hatchery too. Make sure to wait until it is warmer in your area if winter still has it clutches on you so the babies make it to you safely.

    Welcome to BYC and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
  4. HomesteadStacie

    HomesteadStacie New Egg

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    Awesome. Thanks.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on starting with chicks is usually the easiest thing to do.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - starting with sexed chicks is probably a good idea, but incubating eggs is a lot of fun.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching eggs sounds too stressful for me, chicks were awesome and I really want more :(

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I vote for chicks also.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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