Hoping to be a new chicken mommy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by katies19, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. katies19

    katies19 Just Hatched

    Aug 31, 2016
    Hi! I'm new to the wonderful world of backyard chickens and can't wait for the excitement of raising these cute little guys. I have been reading a few books, online articles and talking to friends that have chickens to become as educated as I can. My hope is to start setting up/collecting the essentials before I bring home chicks. I live in Asheville, NC and have been researching which type of chicks I should look for in early spring to bring home and raise as layers, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. My dream would be to find 3-6 birds I can socialize young and if I'm lucky carefully introduce the birds to my dogs to have one big happy family :)
  2. egglover123

    egglover123 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2016
    Out with the girls!
    Welcome! What breed are thinking about getting?
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, katies19, and :welcome. Great to have you with us. Here is a great resource for becoming well versed in chicken keeping https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It is packed with useful info that will will prepare for the big day and beyond. Additionally, use the BYC search box to track down threads where people have discussed how they socialize their dogs to be around chickens. Best of luck - I bet you can't wait! :celebrate
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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