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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sowatee, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Sowatee

    Sowatee New Egg

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    I'm from the Central Valley. It's consistently hot during the summer (reaching triple digits at times) and cool during the winter. I decided to raise chickens as I need an SAE project for FFA. Tomorrow I'm getting the supplies for the brooder and will be buying chicks from a local store.

    I'm going with rhode island reds for eggs and meat. I haven't built the coop yet, but I will a week before they're ready to leave the brooder. 7 hens and 1 rooster.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. These links may be helpful:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens

    The Coops section should also give you plenty of ideas for your build.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sowatee, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our community! It looks like CTKen gave you some great links to explore so I will just thank you for joining BYC and wish you well on your FFA poultry project! [​IMG]
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hope you enjoy yourself!
     
  5. Sowatee

    Sowatee New Egg

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    Thanks. I've been reading a lot on raising them. I want to make sure they're well taken care of (and because my grade depends on it lol).
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Sowatee [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock when they arrive or of the coop build, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     

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