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  1. CoopsAnonymous

    CoopsAnonymous New Egg

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    HI I'm new to the site. Thinking of raising a couple chickens. I live In the hillsboro Oregon area I have a 1/4 acre lot. Any help or comments for starting would be appreciated.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. If you haven't done so already, I would suggest looking through our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is a lot of useful information there that can keep you from making beginners' mistakes. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Another good read is "Raising Backyard chickens," forum.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Nice to have you join us!
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. I would suggest you get 3 or 4 chickens and not just 2, they do prefer to be in a flock. Assuming you are wanting eggs, look at getting sexed baby chicks or older pullets to reduce the risk of an unwanted rooster. It is a lot more fun, IMO, starting with the chicks.

    Good luck with your new adventure. Feel free to ask questions.
     
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!

    Going here, will help you get around BYC!!! Has loads of info on how to get around the site!

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two books: Chicken Health for Dummies and Raising Chickens for Dummies are in my opinion the two best books out there for new chicken owners. We were able to handle many situations that came up and still do refer to these books often. In addition to the books this site has been a life saver many times. When you do get your chicks make sure you by from a feed store or a seller that is honest and well known. Ask around about who in your area is recommended. If you buy from a private party go to their farm and check out the area they are kept in. Are they healthy, well cared for and the area clean? The Raising Chickens for Dummies will help prepare you for many things you will come across when first starting out.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".

    You'll find lots of good information in the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles

    You may also want to chat with your Oregon neighbors for some tips on keeping chickens in your climate: Oregon

    Good luck with any future poultry adventures![​IMG]
     

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