Hi i'm new here!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Jazzymond573, May 6, 2008.

  1. Jazzymond573

    Jazzymond573 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i'm new here! we're going to be getting chickens pretty soon, and i just have a couple of questions:
    *Where is the best place to buy supplies?
    *Can someone draw up a list of what I need please?(thanks lol)
    *I think I'll be getting chicks, Any advice?

    BTW the Coop is 10'w x 12'l and the pen is
    6'w x 12'l

    is that big enough for 3-4 chicks?

    Thanks!!!

    I'll try to get pictures of the coop soon!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh heavens yes! That is plenty of room!

    As for your supplies. You will need:
    - heat lamp and bulb
    - thermometer (Some people use one to check if the brooder temp. is right. I personally never do. I just let the chicks tell me by their behavior. If they are huddled under the heat lamp, they are to cold. If they are huddled away from the heat lamp, they are to hot. If they are scattered around the brooder, the temp. is just right!)
    - feeder
    - waterer
    - plenty of paper towels for chicks to be on for the first week
    - chick starter feed
    - CHICKS!

    Can't wait to see your coop! [​IMG]
     
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    There is a great deal of info. here on the site. Click on the Learning Center page and most everything you need will be found there. Just don't order chicks and then get everything. They grow fast and you must be prepared.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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  5. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    welcome! Can't wait to see pics of your coop and chicks!!
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Did you say 10 FOOT X 12 FOOT? If that is the case OH YA you will have plenty of room for several chickens [​IMG] Welcome to the addiction! They say to make your coop bigger then planned cuz you WILL want to get more lol Sounds like you have no problem there [​IMG] I have found that to be true and I haven't even GOT mine yet! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Jazzymond573

    Jazzymond573 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys SOOOO MUCH! How much does a heat lamp usually cost?
    What is the best Normal size breed for a beginner?
    Sorry i'm asking so many questions!!![​IMG]
     
  8. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heat lamp will run you around $10 you can get them at tractor supply or your local walmart or feed store
     
  9. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    [​IMG] I personally used a flood light and my chicks done just fine. Like gumps said look at how they act to see if they are to hot or to cold or just right. A good breed I believe fot starters is either Rhode Island Reds or Golden Comets. These both are good layers.

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  10. Cheekon

    Cheekon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you have a good stay!
     

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