New to chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by missliss, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. missliss

    missliss New Egg

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    Hello there, I have never owned chickens. We are buying a house in the country in Kuna Idaho and want to get a flock of chickens. What do I need to know as far as feed? What type of chickens are easiest to care for? What kind of pen would be best? Is there a beginner blog somewhere I can follow. I don't wanna get 6 or 8 laying hens and have them miserable. I wanna do everything by the book. Tips and tricks please? Thank you!!!!!!!!!

    Melissa




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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    First off Welcome!! [​IMG]

    Trutfully I'd advise you to just read read read the forum first off. If you'd like to get some books they have the Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens that's great and a few others you can get on Amazon for pretty cheap!!

    You will learn lots & lots here!!
     
  4. missliss

    missliss New Egg

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    Thank you guy's so much. [​IMG]
     
  5. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Also subscribe to your state thread in the "Where are you" under the social heading.
    I did and the Michigan people have been terrific in helping me get started.
     
  6. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome!
     
  7. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just cruise through the forums, starting with the raising baby chicks section, then mosey on over to feeding and watering your flock and read there for a while. There is a wealth of information on this site.

    Happy reading!!!
     
  8. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope you like it here! [​IMG]
     
  9. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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