Thinking about getting chickens in the Spring

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by baileybriggs, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. baileybriggs

    baileybriggs Just Hatched

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    Am nervous but really want to have chickens, have looked at pre-built houses, wish I could build my own. Just how messy are they? Is it a daily cleanup of weekly?
     
  2. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It matters how many chickens you will have and how big their coop is. If it is one of those tiny little houses I would say at least every week. If it is more of a walk in coop you could go a few weeks.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Cleanliness is the key to good health in chickens. Yes, they are pooping machines. So you will need to devote some time each day to clean up after them, feed, water, clean up things for them, get them outside or manage their run. It doesn't take a lot of time, but the chickens will be far happier if you do spend more time with them.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of articles on getting started with chickens that might help you out...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck and we are glad you could join our community!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    X2 on Two Crows' advice.

    Good luck with any future chickens!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Two Crows has given you some good advice. Good luck with any future poultry adventures![​IMG]
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. TwoCrows has answered your question nicely. Chickens are work, but definitely worth it. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have a breed preference?
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop. There are a lot of great peeps here! Ask questions and most of all make yourself at home. So glad you joined.
     
  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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