Just getting started. First time raising chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by berettp, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. berettp

    berettp Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2016
    Northern New Jersey
    Just started. My daughter wanted to get chickens a couple of years ago so I looked into it and found out my town did not allow backyard flocks. Since then the town has begun to allow raising chickens within certain guidelines. I am happy to say that I have started construction of a modest coop and am looking forward to picking up chicks. My wish list is two Buffingtons and two Barred Plymouth. I could use any advice given and have already found this site helpful. [​IMG][/IMG]
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I recommend the Learning Center as the best place to start you chicken education. And joining your state thread. Just put your state name in the search box and it will come up. The locals will be the best ones to ask about what breeds do best, what type of coop will endure the weather, where the feed stores etc. are. What predators are lurking and what to do about them.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  5. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey @berettp I am so happy you joined our roost at BYC! I would like to welcome you with open arms! Yes this site is very helpful for all chicken related things! Thats is a very modest coop and I applaud you I would never be ab;e to build my own I had to buy mine lol. That contest that sumi left is a great idea and the Learning Center recommended by DD and CTKen. I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates I am happy you were able to follow your dream and get a flock of your own that is so nice! I hope you and your flock have a great time this Summer!
    Justin [​IMG]
  6. lcertuche

    lcertuche Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your daughter might be interested in joining 4-H. They have a lot of resources to learn skills, including taking care of chickens. It is a social group and has been around for many years. I belonged to it almost 50 years ago. A super nationwide organization!
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck finding the birds you want.

    It's nice to have you here!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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