Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brighton88, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Brighton88

    Brighton88 In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2015
    Lake County, Fl
    Hello all! I am just in the research stage but hopefully will have chickens soon. I live in central Florida. I'm thinking I want to get a broody chicken and go a more natural route. Will be looking into organic feed that maybe I can make myself. Still have yet to build a coop. I'm nervous and excited about this journey!
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    I'd be sure to check out the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles

    Also, if you have any specific questions, just ask! We'll be happy to help. [​IMG]
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    If you're looking for information on organic feed, I suggest posting in the Feeding section for some good answers: Feeding & Watering Your Flock Also check out the Learning Center for lots of good information on all aspects of chicken raising: Learning Center Articles

    I hope you can find answers to all of your questions! Good luck with your future flock.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015
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  4. Chick-e-poo

    Chick-e-poo In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2015
    Western Maryland
    Welcome to BYC!
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  5. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Songster

    May 14, 2014
    E Washington
    Welcome aboard!

    Research fodder. That will be a great option that you can do at home that is very thrifty too for organic feed. For broody hens, look at most bantam breeds. There are some larger breeds that go broody too like the Orpington, Australorp, and Cochins.

    Since you live in a very warm climate, make sure you stick to breeds with a higher heat tolerance.
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Great advice and links for you from the above posters so I will just say "hi"
    Good luck with your new chicken adventure. Hope you enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  9. Welcome to BYC!! I'm so glad you joined the flock!! [​IMG]

    If you have any questions feel free to PM me!!

  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Make sure you do a lot of thorough research before keeping your chickens on a diet of homemade organic food. While the idea sounds appealing and cost effective, the reality of it is that most homemade chicken feeds simply do not meet all of a chicken's nutritional needs. Commercial feeds have been specially formulated after decades of study to meet those nutritional needs. Whatever you save in making your own feed, you could end up losing in health issues with your flock and drop off in egg production. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your coop built and in getting your flock.
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