Newbie from Long Island, NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bangsfarm, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Bangsfarm

    Bangsfarm New Egg

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    Im very new to chickens. Almost complete with building my coop and run. Im looking to start off with 3 chickens. The coop is being build with 6 nesting areas if I want to increase up to 6 chickens. Since Im in the North East I was thinking of Road Island Reds but open for to your input. I cannot have any Roosters in my town. So only Hens. I found this site while doing my research on types of chickens to get and what I needed in my chicken coop.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Bangsfarm, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us and entered the poultry universe. You might also consider a mixed flock for variety! Below are a couple links you might find useful. Good luck and have fun with your flock!

    The Learning Center gives you all the knowledge you need to be a responsible poultry parent:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    The Baby Chicks thread is Q & A but the old threads have tons of great info:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hens tend to use the same nest boxes, even to the point of climbing on top of the current occupant. So even half that number of boxes will be plenty for your chickens.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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