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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 3acrefarm, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. 3acrefarm

    3acrefarm New Egg

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    So, we just put up a barn and really great fencing fencing for our new KIDS coming!! And while I wait I am creating a coop for 4 chickens that I am excited to get.
    Where is the best place to get layers and is there a suggestion as to how old. Can you raise them to be friendly??

    Thank you!!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, hope you enjoy your time here :]
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! How exciting for you to be getting your chicken adventures underway :clap You might like to check out the buy sell trade section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade
    Point of lay pullets would be ideal as they are young and should be ready for laying very soon.

    Have you checked out your state thread? Members in your area may also be able to pint you in the right direction. You can use the search bar above to find your state.
    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Generally starting with baby chicks and socializing a lot will = friendlier birds. But even older birds will come around with the right incentive - treats!!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! If you don't mind waiting about 5-6 months for the first eggs, getting chicks and raising them yourself is the best way to get them tame and used to you. It is possible with older chickens, as DD said above, treats, treats and more treats! Also spending a lot of time with them helps.
     

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