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I know nothing about chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lillyg1, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. lillyg1

    lillyg1 New Egg

    Sep 24, 2015
    Hi I'm lindsey I want to start a chicken coop and have my own eggs! Is it best to build your own or has anyone had good experience with bought chicken coops? Any books anyone would recommend? I'm a reader so it would help to have a book. TIA!!
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2015
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    One of the best places to start is the Learning Center, it has articles about all sorts of poultry topics and will help get you off on the right foot. There are a lot of poultry books out there, some of them you can find in the BYC Store (I don't have a particular one to recommend).

    As for pre-built coops vs. onsite built coops, I think the majority of chicken keepers would agree that the pre-built ones are not the best way to go. They are expensive, too small for the number of chickens they claim to be big enough for and often flimsy. You can read reviews on coops (just like you can for a lot of other items) here:

    If you have questions, feel free to ask, there are a lot of friendly members here to help you.
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    If you have any construction skills, or know someone who does, you are much better off building your own coop in my opinion.
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  4. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Lindsay, nice to meet you. After you read through the Learning Center, you will know a lot about chickens.
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    All the advice above is great. To be honest, i do have some books, but they are not a shade on what you can learn on BYC. If you wish, id be happy to send you the books i have (can't remember if they are pdf or iPad friendly). If so, just send me a PM with your email address.

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  7. lillyg1

    lillyg1 New Egg

    Sep 24, 2015
    Thanks everyone I will check out the learning center asap!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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