Just learning the art of chickening...

JellyBeanCee

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
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Austin, TX
I'm still in the researching stage of what breeds of chickens would work best for me in my area, for my needs, etc. I'm in the process of building a chicken tractor right now. Using a recycled dog house and will use as many "found" materials as possible to help keep our planet going as well as to keep my costs down. We plan on having around 2-4 hens, we aren't allowed roosters in our area. We (me and my bf) currently have 3 dogs and 3 cats already and many deer, bunnies, cardinals, lizards and other critters that are passersby. So right now I'm kind of a lurker on this forum, reading up on tips, tricks, suggestions and getting ideas for my new chicken tractor, feeders/waterers, brooder boxes and hopefully not in the too distant future, selecting my chickies. It's been great reading all the wonderful info posted on here. Your group is fabulously supportive of one another it seems. Though, I can say that I'm not only a newbie to BYC, I've never joined any forums at all...so this is new as well. That said, hope everyone has a great day!
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
Hello and welcome from Ohio!

I think you'll love having chickens! I did exactly what you're doing now....Lots of research!

Take care and glad you joined!

Sharon
 

stoopid

Chicken Fairy Godmother
8 Years
Aug 3, 2011
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249
Long Island, NY
There's alot of stuff here, can spend hours, (ok, DAYS) looking for info. I just joined, and am constantly finding new threads that suit my needs. Welcome aboard, and good luck. And look up chicken math. LOVE IT! Roberta
 

JellyBeanCee

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 26, 2011
219
0
89
Austin, TX
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone. I look forward to learning more about my future chickens as I build their home. Just hoping for a little less heat outdoors or construction will have to occur at 5am every day.
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
2,038
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North Central Kansas
from Kansas, JellyBeanCee!
Glad you joined. It think you are wise to do the research first.
I dove in with both feet and had to learn on the fly! Best of luck to you and your birds!!
 

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