New to Raising Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kiley, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Kiley

    Kiley New Egg

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    Hello, I plan on getting 15 Rhode Island Reds this spring. This website has been very informative over the past few months as I have been doing my research. I hope people can provide me with a few tips and tricks to starting off... I plan on constructing my coop next month, I am unsure of the size that may be needed for 15 birds (I have read varying sizes/SF per bird). Also, if anyone can recommend a hatchery or breeder (I live in Maryland) that would be helpful.

    I am new and just getting my feet wet so bare with me! Hopefully, I can be considered a value member of this forum in the future!

    Thanks!
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do your research, make your plans, and all will go well. Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Kiley, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you and your RIRs!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  8. Kiley

    Kiley New Egg

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    Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate the warm welcome!

    I will check locally first. An old neighbor of mine got his chicks mail order... But I'd rather look more locally, thanks!
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    There is a big difference between hatchery RIR's and heritage birds from a good breeder
     

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