Newbie interested in having chickens

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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?
 

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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!
 

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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
 

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