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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MCast2013, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. MCast2013

    MCast2013 New Egg

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    Hi Everyone,
    Looking forward to learning a lot. Trying to figure out how to raise laying hens in our backyard. Been looking at chicks from Meyers Hatchery, but have not made any final decisions, yet. It is still very cold here--in the mountains of western Maryland.. Planning to get the chicks in mid-May.
    Your input would be appreciated.
    Mark
     
  2. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard and you have come to the right place for info.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] There is a lot of good info here. Here are some sections I think you will find helpful:

    General:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Coops and housing:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Breeds:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Chick raising:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Have fun and keep us posted!
     
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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mark, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard! Looks like Sumi gave you some good resources!! Good luck to you!!
     
  7. BarredRockGirls

    BarredRockGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyers is a very good hatchery! I just got mine - 16 - in a snow storm and they were all alive. I live in Ohio btw . Good luck !
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I have purchased from Meyer for many years. You are wise to wait until the weather warms a bit for your location. :thumbsup
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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