New to chickens in Boerne, TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Castironkitchen, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Castironkitchen

    Castironkitchen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone!

    Our family of 6 would like to raise some chickens. I have a son that requires a soy free diet and finding chicken eggs without that in the diet has been hard to come by. Since we homeschool and new to the area we thought raising our own would be the best option as we are home most days.

    We have 4 kids - ages 10-3 and have been reading a ton about raising chickens, breeds, feed, etc... We had no idea the options were so vast and are looking forward to this adventure. We would like 4-6 chickens and hope to purchase the chicks in the next few weeks. Our biggest task right now is making a coop. We found one that looks fantastic but I am a wreck---my hubby is not handy in that department! It could take months to build!

    It looks like I have a lot of reading to do - what a fantastic board!

    Linda
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So happy to have you here.

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  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME!
    what breed of chickens do you hope to get?
    there are so many out there, it boggles me [​IMG]
     
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought a chicken coop book that made building the coop very simple. I am somewhat handy, but no master craftsman. All material was labeled and a "cut" sheet was also there. Kind of made it fool proof.. We bought it at Barnes and Nobel.
     
  8. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought a chicken coop book that made building the coop very simple. I am somewhat handy, but no master craftsman. All material was labeled and a "cut" sheet was also there. Kind of made it fool proof.. We bought it at Barnes and Nobel.
     
  9. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the repost..
     
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

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