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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by live2laugh13, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. live2laugh13

    live2laugh13 New Egg

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    Hi!


    I am from Portland, OR and have never raised chickens before! I am currently on a journey to gather as much information as possible before I dive into chicken raising. I am interested in raising three egg-laying chickens and am hoping to receive chicks next February. Until then, I hope to prepare myself, find a coop and create a run that will suit their needs.

    Any helpful information, tips, and advice are welcomed!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Where are you getting your chickens from, & what kind of chickens are you getting?
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Three is a very good number for chickens, we've had various combinations of three chickens for most of the past six years. Each chicken requires about 4 square ft of coop space and 10 square ft of run space. (that's the only tip I can think of off the top of my head, but check out the Learning Centre and Coops page. There's lots of stuff there.)

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  4. kikithebird

    kikithebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcome
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'd suggest you start at the Learning Center for more on raising chickens, the Coops section for designs and ideas and the Breeds for more on the different breeds. Enjoy the site!
     
  6. BlueChick62

    BlueChick62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard! I'm a newbie, too, and am patiently waiting the laying of my first egg which should arrive sometime in the next month or so. I have 3 hens and one rooster.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely stop by our learning center for lots of tips and hints on raising your new flock. Sumi has left you with the link.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome,i also am a newbie,glad you joined[​IMG]
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     

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