5 Years
Apr 17, 2014
Hey all,

I'm a newbie living in Central Maine. I'm just taking the steps to start my own little chicken flock! My family has been interested in raising chickens for years, but wanted to make sure we were ready for the undertaking. So, with my son turning 3 this year and not needing such extreme supervision as required when he was younger around the yard, I think we may be ready to start up!

I look forward to lots of advice!


Welcome to BYC!

You have come to the right place for getting started and all the knowledge!! You might want to start in our learning center here on BYC. Lots of good reads on all the aspects of keeping poultry...

And if you need any info about the different breeds, here is a couple of good breeds pages. These may help you decide on what types of chickens you wish to keep....

Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
Good luck with your poultry raising adventures, and I hope you find everything you need to know. Don't forget to take a look at BYC's very useful learning center (If you haven't already)! The learning center as well as the forum should answer your questions! There is always something new to learn! Glad to have you here! See you around with the flock.

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