Retired, but not tired!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tulsa chick, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Tulsa chick

    Tulsa chick New Egg

    Oct 19, 2015
    Okay, hi from Oklahoma! I just retired from education now I'm ready to do new adventures! So, how about raising chickens!! I have 4 babies right now and am preparing their "home sweet hom"e coop! I'd like the top 5 tips/hints for new urban farmers... Ready.... GO!
  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Feb 5, 2015
    The Golden State~
    Hello and :welcome

    We are glad you joined us! That's wonderful! So I'm assuming you would like tips for baby chicks? Well I might go out of the box on this, but I love to talk chicken! I have raised so many! Right now I have 21 including roosters and babies. My tips for raising backyard chickens is

    1- Let them free roam at least 1 hour a day
    2- If you give them scratch that will help them lay more eggs
    3- I'm terrible at this

    Hehe sorry. Maybe you should go check out the site! I'm sure you'll find a lot of interesting information to help you with your backyard flock. If you'd like you can message me with some questions (I'm better that way) and I'd love to answer them for you! Or if you just want to talk chicken you can message me, I love doing that too.

    Well again :welcome

  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Oh man, the pressure is on, lol.
    1. Don't put your chickens in crowded conditions. Be sure the coop and run are BIG! They'll be more comfortable which means less picking on each other and it will be easier for you to clean.
    2. Protect your birds from predators as best you can. Don't use chicken wire, use hardware cloth and bury an "apron" of it underground to stop diggers from getting in.
    3. Have a first aid kit ready, accidents happen.
    4. Don't over-do treats. Limit them to no more than 10% of the chicken's daily intake so they will fill up more on nutritional feed and less on junk.
    5. Remember...they will lay when they are good and ready to lay!

    How'd I do Teach?
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  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. NorthFLChick gave you some really good advice. Good luck! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    NFChick gave you some of the best tips. You can also check out the Learning Center and get answers to questions, you don't even know you have yet.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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