Newbie from Connecticut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HandyRandy42, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. HandyRandy42

    HandyRandy42 New Egg

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    Anyone from my neck of the woods out there? Still setting up here. Not quite ready to attract my new flock yet! Any advice to someone who has never raised chickens before?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    I'm nowhere near you but offer this advice: visit the Learning Center and explore the articles there. Decide on why you want your own flock and how many you need for your family's needs. Plan, Plan and get things going. Build your coop and run larger than you think is needed.

    This is one great adventure I personally would not have wanted to miss.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. My nugget of advice would be to buy point of lay pullets (around 4-5 months) rather than chicks for your first step.

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

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread 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
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    HandyRandy, we're kind of sort of in your neighborhood.
    We're all just a few clicks away, the beauty of BYC,

    One big neighborhood full of friendly chicken people.

    But Sunflowerand Ken gave you pretty good advice.

    Spend some time deciding what you expect out of
    your chickens before you buy them. Not all chickens
    are the same.


    Spook...your new neighbor,
     

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