New here and new to chickens!

Hippie-Witch

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
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Small Town, IN
Hello all! My family has been slowly but surely turning our yard into an urban homestead, and our next step is chickens and ducks. Today we picked up 2 ducklings from the feed store, as the ducks are more just for fun, and we are waiting for out Barred Rock chicks we are getting from a local farmer. We are lucky enough to have like minded neighbors and we are splitting an order. Our flock will start with 5 chicks and our 2 ducklings, because we like to ease into things. We did get straight pull, and will have to butcher any roosters for meat since we cannot have roosters in the city limits, but plan to replace them with Golden Comets from a source we have recently found if we can determine the sex early enough to do so. We are going to start on the coop this week, and have plans for a chicken tractor. Any and all tips about this 'poultry adventure' are more than welcome, as we are brand new to things! Thanks and I look forward to getting to know you all!
Hippie
 

JP33

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
564
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Southeast, Louisiana
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from southeast, Louisiana!


...JP
 

schmije

Songster
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
609
5
139
Peoria, IL
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from Illinois! The only advice I have is not to be afraid to ask questions on BYC. Everybody here is super friendly and helpful. You've just gotta ask! Good luck with your chickens. You'll be hooked in no time.
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
243
336
Forks, WA
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from Washington! Congrats on finding this place - you'll find it very addicting and useful as well as quite educational.
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