input appreciated (:

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brahmamomma, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. brahmamomma

    brahmamomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2012
    hi!!! im jess, im from jersey and im about to get my first 6 chicks in march. i have my heart set on brahmas, buffs, and cochins. i get that the majority are not intense layers, but im more about personality than production. i have been to the library and read just about every **** book about raising chickens you can imagine. i am currently in the works of converting an 8X10 shed into a half potting shed, half pimped out chicken pad for my girls:) im so excited! im sure you all started out the same, anything to consider that you never read/heard about? i want to be prepared for it all!! haha
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    First off, Welcome to BYC! So glad you found us.

    Just jump in and read posts about raising chickens. Ask questions and I'm sure there will be plenty of helpers here with lots of great advise.

    You've picked some fun breeds and you are right, NOT the best layers. I have a buff brahma that hasn't laid an egg yet, but I just love her fluffy legs and watching her interact with the other chickens.

    I'd just keep the shed for chickens only. The more room for them, the better.
  3. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  4. greatchicken

    greatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    :welcome from Michigan. Glad you joined us.
  5. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
  9. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mahonri says: "I'd just keep the shed for chickens only. The more room for them, the better."

    Welcome! So glad to have you with us at BYC. I know you're going to love this site.

    As to what Mahonri said. . . That is a warning regarding "chicken math". Once you start raising these birds, you find you will never have enough room for them. If you plan on using only half the building you will need more coop room in short order. Trust me on this. Chicken math is insidious but great fun.
  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

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