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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by modelcitizen, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. modelcitizen

    modelcitizen New Egg

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    Hi everyone!! [​IMG]

    I have been using google to find out about raising my own hens. Then I came across this well informed website. So much to go through, I'm sure everything is covered!

    I am from Arizona mother of a five year old and happily married. We are looking to add a few hens to our home.

    Where would a newbie start when wanting to raise hens from hatching and produce eggs for themselves.

    I hope to become a regular here.

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  2. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from California! [​IMG]
    I grew up in AZ and just moved to Cali a few years ago!
    Lots of stuff to read and learn from here!
     
  3. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    start with a nice big coop, you will want more chickens, so go ahead a build a big one. Welcome to BYC
     
  4. modelcitizen

    modelcitizen New Egg

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    Quote:Thank you for the welcome [​IMG]

    I currently have a large aviary that my husband built. We will be placing a second story onto it for the egg area.

    Thanks
     
  5. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics, we love pics hear.
     
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from San Diego [​IMG]

    If you want to hatch eggs you need an incubator. There are great pages here about how to make your own or you can buy one. I made one using the pages here. I haven't put together my own page yet, planning to.

    Your 5 year old will love the experience. And so will you. I'm expecting to hatch my first ones tomorrow or Friday, if everything went OK.

    Best wishes for a feathery future. [​IMG]
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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  8. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hey... where in AZ are you from?

    Welcome to BYC!

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  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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