Just Gettin Started!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ourlilfarm, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. ourlilfarm

    ourlilfarm New Egg

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    Hello
    We (that is my girlfriend and I) have just gotten our first chickens in the form of chicks. We gotten a total of 6 "babies", three are Ancona's and we forgot what the other three are , but they are suppose to lay green eggs. We are so new at this it isnt funny. We will be needing A LOT of help and advice, and we are looking forward to making new friends.
     
  2. KMSonthecoast

    KMSonthecoast Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome...I am a few months into hens as well...but I did not get baby chicks yet...there is a lot of info on the "Learning Center" button on the top of your screen...

    I built a coop modified from this plan...which is supposed to be suitable for 8 hens or so (mine free range during the day)

    purina coop...

    http://poultry.purinamills.com/NUTRITIONMANAGEMENT/HenHouseHutchDesign/default.aspx

    Good luck! Have Fun!
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on your chicks! Here is a great section you can look at to help you get an idea of what you need and how to take care of those little guys:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    For coop designs and ideas:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    And once the little green eggers are fully feathered you can post pics of them here so the members can help you remember what they are:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    If you have any questions pop in here and ask away:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Have fun!
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ourlilfarm, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! Looks like the Sumi gave you some great resources to dig into. Best of luck and enjoy your birds!!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you can search for your state thread and post there also. Good chance you will find other chicken people near you.
     
  6. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Hello [​IMG]
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. ourlilfarm

    ourlilfarm New Egg

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    We want to thank all those fellow BYCer"s who welcomed us to the fold, Boy our babies are getting big their Lil feathers are coming in. I have a question about the coop We're building. We're building our own just something out of our heads really, but the question is about laying boxes or space. do we have to make separate boxes for each hen and if so how big do they have to be? Our thoughts was just to build a long box with a lid that juts out from the "hen house". The other questions are; is it recommended that the laying area be elevated from the floor/ and if we need a space for each hen can we "stack" the boxes like terracing?
    Thanx
     

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