New to Chicken-raising

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lorraine68, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Lorraine68

    Lorraine68 New Egg

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    Hi!

    So my parents and I have just moved into this new house that was owned by fanatical animal lovers--it has bird perches and a big outdoor coop/cage for a variety of animals. I think they had chickens, and also maybe rabbits out there. It takes up most of the yard so rather than tearing it down my Mom wants to start raising some chickens! I really have no idea where to start, but I thought maybe this was a good place! of course I will end up doing most of the raising, no doubt. lol. Anyway good to be here! If anyone has any ideas about what to do first, I'd be thrilled to chat!

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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    You are exactly in the right place! any questions just ask. The search box is also very handy.
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  4. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  5. dirtychix

    dirtychix Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like you just need to get some chickens to go in your coop...
     
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    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  9. NewOldMotherHen

    NewOldMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    You have definitely come to the right place. These people know their stuff. I was new to raising chickens three months ago and this forum is where I come for information. I would say that you need to decide what age chickens you want. I chose to order day-old chicks because I wanted the whole experience. If you decide to order chicks online, don't order from a broker. They are just the middleman. From my own experience with a broker, I suggest ordering directly from a hatchery if you want babies. If you read some of the posts here, you will find that with the terrible heat, now might NOT be a good time to order. Many chicks are arriving dead because postal trucks are not air-conditioned. Decide how many you want according to your accommodations and research the breeds according to your climate and what you expect from chickens. Good luck. I hope that you and your family enjoy your chicken project as much as I have mine. [​IMG]
     
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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