Hi from West Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dressagewitch, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. dressagewitch

    dressagewitch New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    Just joined the group this morning, a friend recommended it to me. I don't have chickens yet, unless you count the barn chicken. I have horses and dogs but am looking to get a few chicks soon. Need more info on caring, feeding and housing them before I buy anything. Suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
    Samantha
     
  2. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens, check out a few of the forums, there is a lot of chicken rearing knowledge here.
     
  3. crazychickenwom

    crazychickenwom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have only found this site recently as well, and boy have I learned a lot in just a couple of weeks!! Remember, don't be afraid to ask questions and use the search bar at the top of the page if you have a specific question or problem, most likely it has already been asked and answered! With that being said, don't be afraid to ask again. Everyone here is really nice and they have all been where we are now. Good luck with your future chicken endeavors!!
     
  4. dressagewitch

    dressagewitch New Egg

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    Thanks, I am not sure why I want chickens, I don't eat eggs all that often but they are just interesting critters. I have to learn about any creature before I take on the task of keeping and caring for them, don't want get anyone hurt or make them sick.

    Any suggestions on the best chicks to get? And how to house them?

    Sam
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio....good luck with your chickie hunting
     
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC.

    Housing should consist of a coop and run. A run keeps them safe from predators, provides them with sunshine and fresh air, and gives them an opportunity to scratch and peck.

    A coop keeps them safe from nasty weather. It doesn't always need to be a "chicken coop." It can be a dog shelter similar to this one. (if you have a small flock)

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    You can find chicks at most feed stores. Chicks usually arrive in April. Try looking at you local craigslist for full grown laying hens.

    ~AnnElise
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Whoo woo SAM.... happy dance [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Pm me for anything....

    deb

     

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