New to chickens!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yessabub, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Yessabub

    Yessabub New Egg

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    Ok i found some abandoned chickens and two guinea fowls at a house im tearing down there in good health and im thinking about taking them in. I was wondering what i need to know to take care of them.
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    [​IMG] & good for you for wanting to keep them!
    You can find all kinds of info by either going to the top blue bar on the page, go to INDEX & scroll through to see what sections you want to check out (eventually it will be all of them!), or you could use the SEARCH feature, also up on the blue bar. Good luck!
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Texas.

    Go get some feed like chick/grow/lay. If you have a Tractor Supply near you they will help you.

    If the Guineas are good size you will need to pen them up if you are reloating them. They will wander away.

    Of course water and some sort of roost or shelter should get you started.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Hello from California! [​IMG]

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    Everything you need to know is here. Just look around - and if you don't find it, ask. Welcome!
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] And don't forget to keep away the predators!
     
  9. birdygal

    birdygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New on here also by a couple days ahead of you. I do not know much myself. am learning as I go. Lot's of veteran's on here with help though. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Shelter, food, fresh water. 4 sq ft of coop floor space per bird... Secure coop/shelter. A secure predator proof run in not free ranging. A good fenced in area if semi free ranging... Shady areas to hang out and get away from sun. Theres the basics.

    You'll love having chickens. They are something else.

    Welcome to BYC!
     

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