looking to get info and get started raising egg laying chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by minderaser, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. minderaser

    minderaser In the Brooder

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    Moved into a new home home in the country. Lots of space. Neighbors have chickens and I would like to get started. looking for info to get started and a good book I could read to get some info and knowledge. Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. minderaser

    minderaser In the Brooder

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    thank you
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Welcome. This is by far the best book. The writer covers a multitude of topics in depth, and even goes into soil management practices to maintain nutrient balance when managing poultry manure.

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  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Other topics to look at:

    deep litter management in coop and run

    Henderson's chicken breeds chart

    Predator proofing coop and run

    Fermented feed

    MHP brooding
     
  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to the flock! There's loads of helpful, knowledgable members who are always on hand to give a friendly word of advice if you need it. I hope you enjoy the site as much as we all do :D
     
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    This is a great place to learn about chickens!
     
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  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    For more reading, be sure to check out the Learning Center here on BYC...lots of interesting articles covering a wide range of topics:
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    Best of luck to you, thanks for joining us!
     
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under minderaser :frow Welcome and Congratulations on your new home! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These two may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
    Topic of the Week - Keeping the Flock Safe from Predators

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may also be interested in these links:
     
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