New Member, Soon To Be New Owner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheJeffriesCrew, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. TheJeffriesCrew

    TheJeffriesCrew New Egg

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    Hello, Alice here! [​IMG]

    My family and i are going to be either re-homing some ex-commercial hens in the next few months or buying some hens. We arent sure! Can any of you please help? I do study animal care at college and i do know how to handle hens. But the family and i dont have a clue where to start, e.g. breed, housing, feeding, veterinary care etc. We have done some research on the housing though and we do sort of have an idea on the housing, but we would like to know which is the best. We do have a rabbit which lives up the garden which is out when the weathers good she is an angorra, we also have a border collie (very docile) and a pond (covered). Please feel free to post links as this would be helpful and any ideas on books to buy or borrow. [​IMG]

    Questions from us to you from us. Please feel free to give your hints and tips on this.

    Which is better ex-commercial or buying?
    Which housing is best for a small country house garden? (limit to 3 chickens)
    Where to start on feed, veterinary care, breed of chicken?
    Best place to buy redmite treatment and preventative for housing?
    Best place to get help on handling and training on handling hens?
    Are hens good at walking up steps as our garden is half patio and half raised grass? [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help! Sorry its a bit full-on! We just dont know where to start!
     
  2. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]make sure to take a visit to the "learning center."
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC

    Good luck finding your perfect hens
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi, Alice, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Best of luck with your birds and have fun!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. TheJeffriesCrew

    TheJeffriesCrew New Egg

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    Thanks Guys! HELLO TO YOU ALL! [​IMG]
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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