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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mr MKK FARMS, Mar 30, 2013.

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  1. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I wasn't sure where to start this thread so I decided to post here, in "Random Ramblings". Anyway, this thread is designed to help the people that are just starting out with chickens! So everyone may contribute to this thread. You can, give tips, ask questions, and tell others what your doing or did.

    Rules:
    Be nice
    Be helpful
    Keep it clean
    All BYC rules apply

    So everyone can just post advice and if you have questions please ask in this thread. (I hope this thread actually helps)
    Remember, there are no dumb questions on BYC!!

    Okay lets get this thread a move'n!! [​IMG]

    Here is my first bit of advice for "newbies" or anyone in general.

    Make sure you plan you coop, run, and breeding pens (if any) very carefully. If I would have planned my barn and coop more carefully it would have saved me HOURS of trouble. Please think it threw before jumping into anything. Also, keep your chicken's housing and stuff sanitary at all times. Its easy for mites, bugs, and sickness to get into your flock.
     
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  2. Davidlonghair76

    Davidlonghair76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens.i started reseaching the idea of keeping my own chickens when i moved to the countryside back in August.i just joined in this flock so i can get a better idea of what I'm about to get into.over the past five weeks or so at a few hours a day,I have managed to build a coop,gather aall the things I need,and I'm almost ready for my first chick.Thanks to this site and all the helpful information on it,I'm this much closer to keeping chickens,and doing something to eliminate more outside dependence,and that much closer to self-suffientcy
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Nice coop! Yes, BYC has a lot of good info!
     
  4. QuailGuy88

    QuailGuy88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like a great coop. Are you planning on getting more chickens later? 28 sq. feet is totally enough for 9 chickens.
     
  6. QuailGuy88

    QuailGuy88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably not, I live in the city with a small area of land so I don't think I will be getting any more. But there is always a chance I might[​IMG]
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Oh okay
    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    No questions?
     
  9. ballygorteenbev

    ballygorteenbev New Egg

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    hi i have had 3 hens and 1 rooster for about a year now (had another hen that died recently) the rooster has been a bit scary sometimes coming up behind me and pecking sometimes but i have that under control now he knows who's boss!! my problem is he has taken to the little brown hen in particular and at every chance jumps on her the other 2 hens peck her while he is on her, she has taken to staying in the shed while the other 3 'pal'around outside (they freerange) we clipped her wings to stop her escaping but this means she is stuck with them, anyway the man i got the rooster from has agreed to take him back (i didnt want to kill him) and has offered me a replacement a cock with 3 hens already with him,i'm wondering if its a good idea to have another rooster or just go with the hens, he's really spoiled my experience with the hens while before they were very tame any advice would be much appreciated thanks:/
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Well are you planning on breeding chickens?? If not there is really no point to having a rooster. I find roosters can be very troublesome and mean. If you are going to breed than you have to have a rooster, but if not I don't see a point to having a rooster.
    Hope that helps.
     

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