Just thinking about chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kimmypie, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. kimmypie

    kimmypie Songster

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    My name is Kim, my husband and I have 4 kids and a dog. We're thinking about getting some chickens, but I want to learn as much as I can before I jump in. [​IMG]
     
  2. Break an Egg

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    Welcome, having a few chickens in the backyard is alot of fun. It is relaxing to watch them run around and they are pretty low maintainence. You will find all you need to know and more here.



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  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    [​IMG] Welcome to the forum! [​IMG] Glad you are here! [​IMG]

    You came to the right place to learn about chickens. Other than becoming addicted to this forum like many of us and reading all the posts you can, I suggest going to the Learning Center up at the top of this page and reading. Lots of good info there. And never be afraid to post a question, even if you think it has been asked a thousand times. This site would die without questions.

    One thing I will caution you about. We all have different goals and situations. One answer is seldom correct for all of us. Try to pick people that have situations and goals somewhat similar to yours before you take the advice blindly. What works for me may not work for you. Chickens are tough and adaptable. As long as you furnish the basics of food, water, shelter appropriate for your climate, and protection friom predators, they will probably thrive.

    Good luck! And again, [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Kim, [​IMG] from South Carolina!

    Ridgerunner, good post and info, as always! [​IMG]
     
  5. kimmypie

    kimmypie Songster

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    Thanks for the welcome! [​IMG] I'm looking forward to learning more about chickens and I hope what I learn will lead us to getting some.
     
  6. colada584

    colada584 Chirping

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    [​IMG] You can learn a whole lot on here! Good Luck!
     
  7. tobin123

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    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana.Well maybe time to jump inand take a resk.Chickens are so easy
     
  8. Adopted Chickenman

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    Make sure you check out mypetchicken.com. (MPC) They have a great breed selection tool that really helps. It has worked for me really well. They also have a downloadable chicken raising guide. It also helps. Plus, they have a great deal of day old chicks you an order. Overnight shipping is expensive but it is worth it both for you and the chicks. What ever you do, you will be happy with your decision to raise chickens. BTW, what other pet owner can say "My pets serve me breakfast each day"! [​IMG]
     
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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  10. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hi Kimmypie, [​IMG] from Tucson, AZ! You've come to the right place! You can learn all that you need to know right here.
     

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