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Questions from Italy!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrzyMexican, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. CrzyMexican

    CrzyMexican Out Of The Brooder

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    I am military living in Italy trying to start a egg-centric back yard free range chicken coop, i have zero experience in raising. My main question is where do i start?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Shabana

    Shabana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome :)
    Have a read through the site :) it can seem overwhelming but there are some great ideas for coops and set ups here.
    Then have a look at feeds and what breeds you fancy.
    Predators pests and diseases and such are also well documented and you will need to be aware if the basics.

    You'll love it I'm sure. It's quite amazing how these little bundles if feathers can worm their way into your heart :)
     
  4. CrzyMexican

    CrzyMexican Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there differences in breed that do well in Europe vs America?
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Like everybody else said, the BYC Learning Center is a great place to start. A lot of the same breeds are available here and in Europe, but it will mostly depend on your local climate. I don't know that there is a thread from Italy on the Where Am I Where Are You Board, you could try starting one, or try looking for places that have similar climates maybe? https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you Check locally what breeds are popular also, where they sell chicken feed, what is advertised in the local papers etc for ideas on breeds.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined us!
     
  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     

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