New to the chicken life!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fashiondiva, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. fashiondiva

    fashiondiva Hatching

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    Thinking about raising chickens in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area! What is the minimal amount of chickens you can have and still get some eggs? 6?
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    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
     
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  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
    You can have any number of chickens and still get some eggs, as long as they are hens. If you want 6 eggs a day then you should get 6 chickens. Although, this would change depending on the breed you want. Some breeds lay 7 eggs a week, some lay 6 a week, some even lay just 3 or 4 a week.
    :welcome:highfive::frow
     
  4. R3bauer

    R3bauer Songster

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    1 will get you eggs but not many. The average number of chickens is one per household member but check your locations zoning if needed. I have 11 chicks myself. And only 5 people in my house.
    Welcome to byc!
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Do it, do it! I don’t think you’ll regret the decision!
    Welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
  6. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :wee
     
  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    I just shared this chart with someone else and thought you may find it useful too:
    chooks.html

    Do check in with other members on your state thread, they'll be a good resource for which breeds do best in your climate, predators you need to be aware of, etc.

    Best wishes!
     

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