Looking for chicken friends

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChikAnne, Oct 18, 2019.

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  1. ChikAnne

    ChikAnne In the Brooder

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    Hello I’m Karri Anne and my goal is to create my own home stead on my half-acre lot. I am a part-time secretary working two nights a week at a hospital and have a guesthouse B&B. My goal is to have all my own food with a garden, eggs, and honey. I would like to think I can survive without grocery stores for a while if I had to or wanted to. I also adore animals and my chickens will be family to me.
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  3. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Welcome to the flock. You'll make lots of chicken loving friends here. Have you gotten chickens yet? If not, start with the coop pages to get an idea of what will work for you. If you are thinking of buying a prefab coop, be aware you can keep about half as many chickens as they say you can, and you will need a larger run. You can free range them in your yard, but that comes with risks. Good luck with your plans, that sounds great, but sure can be a lot of work. Keep us posted.
     
  4. ChikAnne

    ChikAnne In the Brooder

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    No chickens yet. I am going to build my own coop and hope to eventually keep about 10. I'm not happy with any prefab coops I have seen. I want to sit with my chickens.
     
  5. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frowGood luck on your homesteading adventures!
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your plan and the flock!
     
  7. Kiki

    Kiki Previously Texas Kiki

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good afternoon, Kari Anne, and welcome to BYC - good luck in establishing your homestead.
     
  9. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    hello Kari Anne, Welcome to the BYC flock, best thing to do is you already have a number of how many you want, can you have a rooster so your flock is replenishes itself as needed, or do you even want that to be an option. Build bigger than what you plan on needing in case you do decide to expand. I prefer personally in between getting set up with a coop and run for them and actually getting them assembling a chicken first aid kit together as that isn't breed specific, then research depending on what you want from your flock and your climate to choose the best chickens for you and your climate.
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Karri Anne, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with your homesteading B&B. Sounds like it will be a great place when you are all set up.
     

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