Welcome to the Flock!

Have you been interested in getting chickens but don’t know where to start? Do you have baby chicks but you’re wondering what the next steps are? You’re in the right place! I created First Time Flock as a simple, easy to follow resource for newbie chicken owners.

In 2022, we started on our chicken journey when we bought our first four chicks: Mary Jane (MJ), Blanche, Smokey Tolbert and Betty (now Mr. Betty after we discovered she was a rooster). Since then we have lost one, added three more and rehomed several roosters. It’s hard to believe that one year has passed, but we have learned so much. And most importantly, we have fallen in love with chicken keeping.

As someone who had never been around chickens before, I had a lot to learn. To be honest, I was a little overwhelmed. The first week after bringing the chicks home, I was constantly googling various topics, trying to make sure I was doing things right and not missing anything. Now that I’ve had seven chickens (both hens and roosters) of six different breeds, I have a little experience under my belt.

The mission of this blog is to provide a simple, easy to follow guide specifically designed for the beginner chicken keeper. I’m so glad you’re here!