New chicken mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FriskyChickens, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. FriskyChickens

    FriskyChickens Just Hatched

    Mar 14, 2016
    Warrenton va
    Hello everyone! My name is Natasha and I am a wife of one and a mother of two growing kids! I am a Personal Fitness coach and Owner of my own health and wellness business. I am from Northern Va. My hobbies are reading, singing, gardening and spending as much time outside as I can. I am new to having chickens! My husband is in the final stages of making our coop and run! We have not decided on what breed to get yet. We live in Northern Va with two kids, two dogs, and some land. We are adding chickens into our family for eggs, growth and experience for our kids and because I have always wanted chickens! As a new Chicken mom I would love advice all and any! [​IMG]
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Natasha - Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. The Learning Center is the very best place to start your chicken education. You may also want to check out the Coops section, for ideas, styles, functions. Rule of thumb is to allow 4-5 sq. feet per bird in the coop - not including roosts and nest boxes. In the outdoor run they need 10 sq. feet per bird. great option is a solid run cover, to protect somewhat from the elements, keep climbers and raptors OUT, and keep chickens inside and safe.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Natasha and welcome to BYC. You may wish to search the breeds section here and create a shortlist of breeds. The greater the variety of breeds you get now, the sooner you will know what breed suits you and your conditions best.

    Good luck!

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  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Natasha, you might like to pop in to your state thread and see what other members in your area like for breeds, tips for dealing with weather issues, farm swaps, etc. Just type your state name in the Search box and your state thread should pop up.

    It's nice to have you here!
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] you've received some great advice here. Best of luck to you!
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  7. FriskyChickens

    FriskyChickens Just Hatched

    Mar 14, 2016
    Warrenton va
    Thank you for your awesome reply!!!

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