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I've been lurking this forum for a little while now. My DH and I are talking about getting guineas and chickens when we move into our new place (end of march). I ordered the "gardening with guineas" book but have nothing on chickens.
I really don't know where to start.
Any resources you can recommend?
Great Book, has everything you'd ever need, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
Available from Amazon.
I ordered my chicks from Murry McMurray, we talked about it in this thread: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/577863/
A lot of people here highly recommend them. Check out that thread, they gave me lots of great advice!!
if htey aren't listed on the GWD, i guess that I should give them a rating LOL
i got my guineas from them last year and was very happy with them. my chicks are coming in on Tuesday, and i am not quite ready. i just couldn't pass up the opportunity to catch on on DG lol.
thankfully, the guineas do quite down when they get past their noisy TEENAGE years, but then again, you can count on them to make noise during mating season and anytime someone or something is near your property!
I have Louise Riotte's Raising Animals by the Moon, which has a large seciton on chickens, plus i called and requested info FREE from our County Extension Office, and then also there is FREE info and publications at http://www.attra.org
Looks like i need to put Storey's book on my list, and SOON!!!
Guineas get less noisy when past the 'teenage' years? We wish someone would tell Mrs. G that! If it were not for eating ticks she would not be here. I can't have a male as Moses, our peacok would fight with it too much. Been there, done that & do not want to repeat the experience.