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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bobbiemorris, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. bobbiemorris

    bobbiemorris New Egg

    Apr 27, 2016
    I am very interested in starting up a very small, 2 to 3 hen chicken family for my girls and I to raise and enjoy fresh eggs. We need guidance from the hen house, protection from predators, how and where to purchase the right hens and if course we want them to be free range. We live in western Ky so anyone who can help is out please do. We are ready to learn
  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
    A good place to start for lots of info is the learning center. You'll want to ensure that you have a secure house for your girls to go into for the night.
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard with us. Firstly, i would suggest getting at least 3 chickens, so if one dies, the remaining two will have company (they are flock animals and need the company of other birds).

    The Coop section and "Coops and Runs" forum will give you plenty of inspiration for your coop build, and the "Predators and Pests" forum likewise.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area so you can discover what your BYC neighbours have done with their coops etc - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    Good luck

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please visit the Learning Center to find answers to many of the questions that will come up. Thank you for joining the BYC flock.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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