How do I get started

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jbill0060, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. jbill0060

    jbill0060 Just Hatched

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    Hi I have been raising pheasants and want to raise chickens to how do I get stated I have a lot of questions like how much space do they need
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] The Learning Center would be a good start yes! Specifically this part:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

    First off you'll need to decide what you want (chicks or grown birds) and then make sure you have housing ready for them, and food. Coop designs and chicken feeding here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/housing-and-feeding-your-chickens

    The fun part is choosing breeds. Here are some light reading on that topic:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...cken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

    Enjoy your new venture and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We've all been new to the hobby once [​IMG]
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How nice that you are going to move into chicken keeping :clap CT and Sumi have left you some fab links to check out and I'm sure you will find them most helpful.
    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new venture and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. jbill0060

    jbill0060 Just Hatched

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    Thank you
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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