New to chickens


In the Brooder
Oct 31, 2018
hi all! I joined this group mainly because I have never owned chickens before but recently decided to get some to join my family lol. I have 5, they are 7 weeks old now. I still don’t know if there are any roosters in the group but they are growing good and so much fun to sit and watch. I have 1 white crested black polish that we suspect may be a rooster, but still very uncertain. Time will tell I guess. Any tips on raising chickens is welcomed. I have read every article and watched videos and feel pretty confident, but won’t pass up advice.


Crossing the Road
5 Years
Apr 6, 2017
My Coop
My Coop
Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Post in this forum if you are ever curious about the breed or gender of your chicks. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!


Egg Obsessed
Feb 5, 2018
Northwest Oregon
My Coop
My Coop

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC

On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs -

There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link, if you have not already done so. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

Best wishes

Pork Pie

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