Newbie wanting advice from you experts

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NicInNC, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I will be getting 2 bantam hens soon. I grew up with chickens, but haven't had any in 13 years (since dh and I got married). I have FINALLY talked him into getting chickens! I loved having them as a child and would like for my kids to experience life with chickens.

    The chicks belong to my 8 year olds best friend that lives behind us (they have 14 chickens total!). We are going to built a run and coop for them hopefully this weekend. I haven't even gone over to see them yet. I'm going to give her mom a call tomorrow.

    Does anyone have any suggestions they would like to offer?
     
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have spacific questions or worries?
     
  3. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hey nieghbor Im in King
     
  4. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess I'm just a tad nervous since I haven't really had to raise them on my own.

    I've gotten some GREAT ideas for runs and coops on this forum. I already have one picked out that I plan to copy (although, the actual run will be larger).


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/images/playhouse-coop-2.jpg


    Is there anything certain that we'll need to do until the chicks are a certain age? Certain foods?
     
  5. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well we are neighbors! I'm in Winston-Salem!
     
  6. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new too but if I can help I will
     

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