What did you wish you knew when you got chickens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KFlqn, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. KFlqn

    KFlqn In the Brooder

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    (1) I am building my chicken house / storage building next spring. We will have a large run and we have 4 acres to free range with poultry netting. The chicken house will have a raised door for deep litter method, and tons of ventilation as well as a big southern window for the winter.

    (2) We plan on having around a dozen laying hens and around 50 meat birds

    (3) I am interested in finding breeds that do well in NE Texas heat/humidity.

    (4) I found backyard chickens when researching herbal parasite prevention

    (5) I am an avid organic gardener, equal-opportunity-food preserver and very interested in herbal medicine. We follow the nourishing traditions lifestyle and want to produce as much as we can here. I hope by the time I retire in 4 years we will produce around 75% of our food.

    (6) I am over training in a biologics pharmaceutical company. I love my job!

    (7) I am excited to benefit from so many folks knowledge and experience.
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    I wish I had know how real chicken illnesses and diseases were before I got chickens. Thankfully I learned about biosecurity before I actually had to deal with a disease though. Australorps do well here in our heat.
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  3. SweetTea&Chicks

    SweetTea&Chicks Songster

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    :welcomeNice to have you! Hope you stay for awhile!

    I wish I had known about the diseases aswell. I have been blessed with no disease so far. If you have questions don't hesitate to ask. We'll all be more than happy to help!
     
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  4. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Crossing the Road

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  5. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Hope you enjoy your time here I know I have very knowledgeable people here! :frow
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome
     
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  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie TRICK OR TREAT?

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    RE:What did you wish you knew when you got chickens?
    -byc :barnie:lau

    :welcome
     
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Howdy! :frow Welcome to BYC! We are so excited that you decided to join our FUN-omenal Flock!!!!:wee
     
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  9. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    :welcome I wish I would have known how much we would love having chickens!!! I really wish we had known to limit treats when we started. They really only NEED thier complete feed.
     
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  10. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more

    :love
     
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