6 Years
Sep 8, 2013
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
Welcome to BYC
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: 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!
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