New to chicken raising

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lestagechicks, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Lestagechicks

    Lestagechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name is Anel my husband and I have been talking about taking the plunge into chicken raising for a while and have felt that our kids 6 and 4 are finally old enough to help. Yesterday we finally got 3 beautiful 5 week old girls and we are in love. We are wanting to purchase a few more but can't seem to get our hands on any. We have a large backyard and a small barn where they will be sleeping hubby is putting wire in today so we can move them outside where they will be allowed to roam free. We are looking forward to raising them and would appreciate any advice
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lestagechicks, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community and the chicken universe. There is a lot of great learning to do on BYC - and help as you need it. I'd advise a stop at the Learning Center - it will give you what you need to know with regard to chicken care and upkeep. Beyond that, peruse the various forums! Good luck and have fun!!

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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    kjgoodman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] to all the chicken chatter :) From Wisconsin!
    lots of fun stuff to learn on here!!
     
  9. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!

    I would just say, be aware of what predators are in your area before letting youngsters run free, chicks and chickens bring hungry predators out of the woodwork. Use hardware cloth or welded wire on your pens, not chicken wire, for the same reasons.

    Have fun with your new chicks, your kids will have a great time raising them!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 - Welcome to BYC.
     

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