Just starting out

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scottrick, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. scottrick

    scottrick New Egg

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    Don't have anything yet but would like to have some laying hens by spring. Gonna build my own hen house and only looking for up to 6-8 layers to start. Gonna need some help with the type of breed and eggs they lay, their care and keeping, and what to watch for. Here we go!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Always feel free to ask any questions you may have, and good luck with your future flock! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] and good luck with your planning.

    Sounds like you will be looking for pullets and not baby chicks.

    IMO search for local breeders to see what they offer and then research each breed for laying and personality characteristics.

    Pay attention to how you want to manage your flock - for those happy in confinement or those who do better with free ranging.

    And then which ones have the "look" of what pleases you.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     

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