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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henmionegranger, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. henmionegranger

    henmionegranger Just Hatched

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    I just joined BYC and am super excited to possibly be able to raise my own chickens. I am already planning and preparing for them! I would show my neighbors chickens this year through 4-H and (parents permitting) raise my own chicks next year!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Welcome to byc!

    Raising chickens is super fun when you know all the important details. You should be able to find all the info you need here! I personally did myself.

    Here's some important things to do before you get chickens:
    -Have a plan for the coop. Getting stuck with out a coop stinks.
    -Make sure there's no laws in your area against having chickens, and make sure your neighbors are on board with you having them. As long as you have big enough land and don't plan on getting a rooster, you should be fine!
    -Have all your supplies ready.
    -List predators in your area and be prepared to loose a couple of chickens, unless you put them in a run, a smaller fenced in area where chickens are only allowed to be unless let out into the yard.
    -Research. IMPORTANT!

    As long as you do the following, you should have a blast!

    I was in the same boat is you in early August of last year. I wanted chickens! I finally got my wish and now have 6 chickens. Depending on your area, some chickens are more adapted to live in the really hot, or the really cold. Based on my area, (Connecticut) we got the following chickens: Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, and Barred Rock. These three breeds made an excellent pair! Be sure to check out the breeds section!

    Good luck and welcome again! Chickens are lots of fun!
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. henmionegranger

    henmionegranger Just Hatched

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    Thank you all for the wonderful advice! My neighbor who has chickens has recommended bantams to me. I need to do lots more research and I have some coop inspiration ideas!
     
  6. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good thing you neighbor has chickens! He will definitely be fine with you having them yourself.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. Best of luck with your chickens!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, glad you joined the flock.
     

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