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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greta777, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. greta777

    greta777 Hatching

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    Hello all. My family recently moved to a mini farm, 2 acres in the bountiful northwest. The property already has a huge garden in place, and a chicken coop in place. I've never had chickens, but got 8 for $80 off Craigslist. Dont know their exact age, they didnt have their combs yet. I have 5 barred rock hens, 1 RIR, and 2 white chickens with red combs and yellow feet. Not sure what breed those are. Im interested in learning about diamasious eRth (spelled wrong!!) and how to keep them healthy , happy, and good layers (havent started laying yet. Pretty sure all are hens. I have pics but dont know hiw to put them on post. Do chickens need vaccines? What kind of food is best? Thanks! I neex all the advice out there!
     

  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

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    vthokie In the Brooder

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    Welcome! I'm new too!! Good luck with your flock!

    Howard.
     
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  8. chickenlover52

    chickenlover52 Hatching

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    I am new to chickens as well my neighbor has had chicks and ducks and me and my sister have deicided next spring as soon as our TSC gets then in we r going to get 4 chicks
     
  9. chickenlover52

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    Well at our TSC chicks are only $2.00:)
     
  10. Bmshany4

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    Just moved out of the city last year myself to a mini farm in the PAC northwest! Welcome to byc!
     

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