New to chickens and very excited.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jesus Saves, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Jesus Saves

    Jesus Saves In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2014
    north carolina
    My wife and I are in the process of buying a new house with a little land and we both decided the first thing we want to do is raise some laying chickens. We are wanting 6-8 chickens and that is about all we know. Any advice on size of tractor or coop? Good chickens to raise? Any tips or tricks for beginners will be much appreciated. We look forward to building, raising, and learning all we can about our new pets/invesment. Thanks in advanced.
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  3. What is your primary motivator in raising chickens? Do you want fancy pets, layers, meat birds or a combination of those? Do you want larger chickens or bantams?
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Rule of thumb is to allow 4 sg.feet per bird inside the coop, and 10 sg.feet per bird in outdoor run. Permanent coops are generally much more predator proof than chicken tractors.
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  9. Jesus Saves

    Jesus Saves In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2014
    north carolina
    Thanks for the replies. I just found out how to get to my post and see I had comments. We are looking for laying hens/pets. We actually just went yesterday and places an order for our baby chicks. 3buff orpingtons, 3dominiques, 3EEs, 2splash orpingtons. We are super excited.

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