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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Skaslick, May 4, 2016.

  1. Skaslick

    Skaslick New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm excited to learn more about raising backyard chickens! We are preparing to get our first girls, hopefully in the next couple weeks. We're planning on 4 hens (though I've heard a thing or two about "chicken math"[​IMG]) Any advice for this novice is appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Make your coop at least twice as large as you think you will need. Chicken math is a reality.
     
  3. Skaslick

    Skaslick New Egg

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    So I hear! Haha. Thanks! In looking forward to learning more about BYC here.
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    X2 and
    :welcome
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have you decided on breeds yet?
     
  7. Skaslick

    Skaslick New Egg

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    We have not. How do you choose? (Don't say get them all [​IMG]) We're in Wisconsin, so we're looking at winter hardy birds that are friendly & good layers. We have a 2yo & 4yo who will be participating in the chicken raising. We're planning on having 4 & we are allowed up to 12. Any recommendations?
     
  8. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Our gogolde ssex links, Barred Rocks, and Partridge rocks are VERY cold hardy,although I wouldn't suggest the partridge rock...mine got even stockier than my BRs and they don't lay much.
     
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