Potential New Chicken Farmer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Scoutmom, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Scoutmom

    Scoutmom New Egg

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    Hello, I am thinking about starting up the hobby of raising chickens any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Here's the place to start to decide if having your own flock is right for you: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-pros-and-cons-of-raising-chickens

    Also explore the other learning center articles, they will show you what you will need to brood, house and manage a flock.

    Good luck in your decision. But IMO raising and caring for your own backyard flock is an eggciting and fun adventure, hope it works out for you.

    Feel free to ask questions, we're here to help.
     
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! If you want a fun color egg laying hen go with the Ameracauna. I suggest though Black Australorp if you're wanting lots of eggs and want to use some chickens for meat. Black Australorp is my favorite breed of chicken.
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Raising chickens is a wonderful hobby that I would definitely recommend! [​IMG] I'd be sure to check out our Learning Center Articles.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Welcome! [​IMG]


    So many different breeds! It's according if you want, a brown egg or a blue egg, a pretty bird that lays only three times a week, or a cute bird that lays every day. So many things!

    Go to this link, read up, and enjoy checking out all of the sites. Know a breed you like? Go up to the search bar and search the breed, some threads will come up.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. willzpapa

    willzpapa Papa Santee

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    best advice I can give is to be well informed ,
     
  10. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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