soo new, still dont have chickens:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickyvergins, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. chickyvergins

    chickyvergins New Egg

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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!!
     
  2. 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 [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] 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.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chickyvergins, and [​IMG]! 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!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    chickens12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Mootworm

    Mootworm Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  9. chickyvergins

    chickyvergins New Egg

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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:)
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

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