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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HarleyHyena, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. HarleyHyena

    HarleyHyena Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I've spent the past two weeks reading up and everything and anything I can about chickens... And I think I'm ready to get some chicks after I finish building my brooder. This will be the first time in at least 7 years that I will be around chickens. Even then, back then I just helped my uncle feed his. I'm super excited about getting the little chicks! Does anyone have any advice to make things any easier?
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Do you have any ideas what breed and how many you are getting? Or even what you plan on doing with your poultry hobby? What specific information would you like to learn about?

    On Backyard Chickens they have a learning center with articles about various things and a review section where you can see pros and cons about breeds of poultry and products.
     
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  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  4. HarleyHyena

    HarleyHyena Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking about getting a couple of different breeds of chicks [I haven't seen anyone say you can't so far]. I was going to start off with 6 or so for egg laying [They're going to be pets as well]. And right now at this point I pretty much just want to learn about everything.
     
  5. tray579

    tray579 New Egg

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    Hi! I am brand new and have been doing a lot of reading on chickens, honestly it can get confusing! I have my coop ready, just unsure of what exactly to get. I missed the first swap in Lawrenceburg and was hoping to find one to go to tomorrow. I don't want to start with chicks, I would prefer hens. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your future chicks! You may want to check out the Learning Center articles on raising chicks: Hatching Eggs And Raising Chicks
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck with your chicks, the link Wyandottes7 has left for you is full of great info with some excellent articles.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Starting with older birds is a little easier as you don't have to provide heat etc and they can go straight out into the coop. The learning centre is good place to start for all the learning. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    I started my chicken journey with red sex link hens, they were an easy starter bird that produced lots of eggs. Seem to be good in all weathers and are quite friendly.

    Wishing you the best of luck and be sure to ask any specific questions you may have. The forum has a section for all aspects of chicken keeping.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock
     

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