1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Newbie interested in having chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by caters, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. caters

    caters New Egg

    5
    1
    9
    Dec 10, 2015
    I am a newbie when it comes to chickens. I mean I know that an extremely protective hen is probably going broody and things like that but I have never had chickens myself. I would probably want to start with full grown hens and once I get comfortable with hens, get 1, just 1 rooster so that I don't have many aggression issues. Is this a good strategy?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,499
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    32,700
    6,864
    576
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    The Learning Center is the best place to go especially when first starting out with chickens. There are articles on every topic you can imagine.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    As for whether you go with chicks or point of lay (POL) hens is totally up to you. It might take longer for an adult bird to warm up to you than one you raised from a chick but it can be done. Some breeds will go broody and some are not inclined so if you want to hatch chicks, do your homework on breeds. As for getting a roo, it's important to have enough girls that he doesn't overbreed them...the recommended ratio is 1 rooster to about 10 hens.

    Hope some of that helps.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,087
    2,273
    426
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! NorthFLChick has left you some fabulous answers so I will just Hi!
    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new adventures, I'm sure you will enjoy it very much. Keeping chickens is so much fun amd very rewarding.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,220
    5,475
    686
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I've answered your other post but, [​IMG]
     
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us!
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,634
    210
    206
    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by