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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sherriroth, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. sherriroth

    sherriroth New Egg

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    I am new to this in every way. My husband and i are looking into raising chickens now that we have the space. However we were both raised more in small city or suburbs rather than country. Any advice you could give to total newbies would be great! We are thinking to have them just for the eggs however we do spend a lot on chicken but we aren't sure if we could do that. Love all the information here.
     
  2. chad e

    chad e Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. There's a lot of info on the site. The first place to start is the Learning Center Articles. If you haven't already done so there are several books that can help get you started. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens is a good start.

    First decide what you want, how much space and time you have and how you want to manage them. What you expect of them. Depends on your climate, but I found it easier to learn all I could and get started with newborns in March so they could move out into coop in warm weather. Planning your coop and getting it built takes longer than we think, so plan ahead and start before you get your flock.

    There's so much info on the forums it can be overwhelming, but personally I prefer a blend of textbook info supplemented with those of experience ….and there's a lot of experienced flock owners here (not me I'm still new..proud owner of 6 - 19 month old hens I raised from 3 days old).

    But, get ready for a really fun experience!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You've been given some good advice by sunflour and some good links by Kelsie2290 so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any particular breeds in mind?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi and welcome to Backyard Chickens.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] x2 on the Learning Centre. You'll find a lot of good info there to help you prepare for your first flock. Enjoy!
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of articles on getting started with chickens, raising the chicks, building the coop, and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  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!

    Definitely check out the Learning Center.
     

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