Starting a flock..

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  1. YaRdBiRdHooDLuM

    YaRdBiRdHooDLuM New Egg

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    Hello.. Very soon I will finally be a chicken owner! After many years of not being able.. I will be a new home owner and out In the country where I belong!!! My kids are excited as well!!
    I am looking for eggs and beauty.. The birds will be a part of the family. I'm am currently researching the different breeds.. Looks are a big thing but I also want to save money on buying eggs from the store. I eventually would love to get into breeding as a hobby. Any starting tips would be greatly appreciated. I am also trying to figure out the best way to build a coop. That's all for now.. If you need o know anything just let me know.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Here are some links to get you started. Best of luck, happy reading, and have fun!

    General chicken care and maintenance:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    Coops Styles:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Coop and run designs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance

    Breeds - you can select the characteristics you desire and match them to breeds:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
     
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  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
  5. sophiesmith

    sophiesmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and hope you like the chicks. they are a joy to have around
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Daisy Girl

    Daisy Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! You are going to have a blast with chickens! They are relativly easy maintenance and loads of fun!

    Go for a mixed flock- you will love the variety! Just watch out for chickens that are more aggresive towards other chickens. A great site I use all the time is this chart that breaks it down into all the info. Another thing to do is read, read, read! The internet will be your best friend- you can find anything on the internet it seems!

    Good luck!
     
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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on the new home and flock. Welcome to BYC.
     

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