New in Bellevue, Ne

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jasonkramer60, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. jasonkramer60

    jasonkramer60 In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2018
    Bellevue, NE
    My family and I have lived in Bellevue for 8 years and have been talking about getting chickens for a few year. I think it is time to finally get what we need to have chickens. I am getting the rules and regulations for the city. I am married and have two girls, 11 and 8. We are all really excited. Any tips or tricks for successfully raising hens, please let me know. Thank you
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Jason and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs -

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Most important TIP, do not buy 'straight run' chicks, you will get more males than you know what to do with. If possible buy "sexed" chicks so you hopefully get only girls. Or you can buy older females that are already laying eggs. Hens will lay just as many eggs without a rooster - albeit they won't be fertile.
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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Jason.... :frow Welcome!

    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.

    Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining.

    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 ;)
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