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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cochick1, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. cochick1

    cochick1 New Egg

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    My husband and I are doing the research needed to start raising backyard chickens. We live in Colorado, and have two young sons (who are very excited about helping). I am looking for resources on the best books, websites, and other suggestions to help get us started. Thank you ahead of time.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - great that you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Larimers Reds

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    Just join the group.. in case I might have any questions.. first time owning any..i have 4 rhode island reds 1 black sex link and 2 ducks.. so I guess we will see how it goes..
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer Premium Member

    You've found the forum. There are lots of helpful people on here. I got a couple of books out of the library but I've really found out more online than from books. To me, chickens seem a "hands-on" type of thing to learn about.

    We have other members from Colorado (some beautiful snow landscapes in a thread about snow). It is also helpful to get advice from "locals" who know your weather and what you might need in the way of housing where you are.
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    No need to go to another website...this one's the best!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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