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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jayk18, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. jayk18

    jayk18 Hatching

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    Hi I'm trying to get info on chickens for eggs I don't know what kind to get and what to build a pen out of I'm in Connecticut and its gonna get cold out soon is it a good time to get them I need to know just about everything there is to know about getting started. I was also told not to get a male so there not fertilizing the females
     
  2. jayk18

    jayk18 Hatching

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    Thanks jay
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! There's a lot of great info here, but I'll just post a few links to a sections to help get you ready:

    Start by looking at the Learning Center articles, there is some great information there for beginners and more experienced chicken owners.
    Frequently asked questions: Frequently Asked Questions (chickens post #2)
    Chicken breeds and reviews: Breeds
    Coop designs: Coops
    and: Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance

    Also visit your state thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/55/connecticut Your locals will advice you on coops and breeds suited to your climate.

    If you have any questions for us, feel free to ask! We're here to help :) Enjoy the site!
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Sumi gave you great advice.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    sumi has you covered, so I'll just say [​IMG]
     

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