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Newbie ... Considering Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Happy Cat Kim, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Happy Cat Kim

    Happy Cat Kim Hatching

    Mar 31, 2016

    I am a newbie here and considering chickens. I live on a centennial farm next door to my brother who is an apple man and down the street from my nephew who is a forage guy. We used to have dairy cows and feeder pigs. The animals (except the barn cats who are forever dropped off) have been gone for two decades. I'd love to see some creatures here again, and I thought I'd start small.

    I know I'll need to either convert a building (if the guys will give one up from storage) or build, but right now, just learning all there is to know. I'd love for just a few at first and to have a variety of chickens.

    This looks like a friendly group. I'm looking forward to learning much to make a decision. Thank you in advance!


  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kim and [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Kim, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. You may also want to check out the coops section for ideas, there are all sizes and configurations - lots of folks use re-purposed materials to good effect.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Chickens are great...where else can you find a pet that feeds you? x2 on the Learning Center and your state thread. Both of those will help you get off on the right foot.

    It's nice to have you here!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    snmarchi In the Brooder

    May 12, 2016
    Centennial CO
    Hello Neighbor!
    I live in Centennial and have 5 sweet 10 week olds that I am hoping are all pullets. They are my first chicks and I am loving raising them in the city!

    Did you decide to get chickens yet?

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