soo new, still dont have chickens:)

chickyvergins

Hatching
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Nov 18, 2012
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Hello all!! So we've been thinking about getting a few chickens for eggs for a while. We live in the metro Phoenix area so want to make sure we get the correct breed for our high heat. Also, want to know a few thinks before we start to make sure we dont get in too far over our heads. Like- how much would 3-4 chickens eat per week? Are they super noisy (we live in a quiet neighborhood)? Thanks for any help!!
 

bobelot

Songster
7 Years
Well my chickens are sometimes noisy and they eat a lot but they can eat stuff from the yard to so don't over feed them and they poop a lot so beware of all those stinky poops and loose feathers
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sumi

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Jun 28, 2011
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Hello and welcome to BYC
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Some chickens are super noisy and some are quieter. Also some bigger breeds will eat more than smaller breeds. Have a look in the Breeds section and see what our members say.
 

redsoxs

Crowing
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Jul 17, 2011
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Greetings from Kansas, chickyvergins, and
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! I agree with the above posts - some breeds, however, are small, thus eat less. Some are good at foraging if they have that option. I don't have a lot of experience with smaller breeds but in my experience, the two smaller breeds I have owned (leghorns and anconas) have also been the noisiest. Go figure. I'm sure there's a happy medium somewhere. Good luck to you in your search!
 

Mootworm

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Nov 18, 2012
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You sound exactly like me! I'm in Phoenix and plan on starting my coop this spring. Keep us updated on what you find!! I'm definitely interested if you can find a small,quiet, heat-tolerant breed lol.
 

chickyvergins

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 18, 2012
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Thanks for the welcomes everyone! i'm going to check out the local farmers market,etc to see what the locals can tell me:)
 

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