Wanting to Start

Gail Adams

Jun 9, 2020
I have had a Pekin duck, who gave us about an egg a day for eight years, and later on a New Hampshire Red rooster, whom I loved. Now I want to raise my own flock for eggs. Since the eggs are just for me, I don’t need more than two or three hens, Maybe two hens and a rooster. I live in the suburbs, on a third of an acre, near the mountains. Here is what my backyard looks like. I would like to free-range my chickens.
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Best wishes

Pork Pie
That sounds great! I have had two flocks of three hens, and both have done just great! I recommend starting from day olds if your only doing a few, and no roo, though if your city allows it and you want it, go ahead. However, most cities don't so just be cautious. I had to rehome my (unintentional) roo.

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