New to Chix!

Always-Silver

Hatching
Mar 13, 2018
2
7
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Ive had every other sort of bird except Poultry I think! Ive wanted a fancy chicken to keep as a pet for a while. I figured if I could learn the ropes before I spring the idea on my husband I would stand a better chance lol. I live rurally in Lower SW Michigan so tho its March we still have snow on the ground. Our local farm stores all have eggs under lights getting ready for the chix to start hatching tho! We have several feeds stores that carry fancy chix and ducks now because we get a lot of well to do people that come out from the cities and 'play' farmer during the warmer months now lol. I hope you all don't mind questions, I will try n not be too much of a pest! Thank You in Advance!!
Namaste! Silver
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Aug 26, 2009
140,265
286,509
2,097
Out to pasture
Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think what you have in mind is a house chicken. Generally Seramas or Silkies are good because they can tolerate confinement better. Seramas were bred to be house pets in Malaysia,

Please check out "people with house chickens," to get an idea what it's like.
 

Farmer Connie

Gallus gallus domesticus
Feb 28, 2017
17,712
60,785
1,317
Florida Peninsula
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Pork Pie

Flockwit
Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Jan 30, 2015
58,214
241,304
1,687
Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - 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 - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread


Best wishes

Pork Pie
 

Teila

Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
16,612
26,075
1,026
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
G’Day from down under Silver :frow Welcome!

I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

Please do check out the Topic of the Week discussions Pork Pie mentioned. I have found these to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining. This one may be of particular interest:
Topic of the Week - Getting Started, Keeping Chickens
 

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