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Hi All-

 

I have been reading these forums for about three months now.  2.5 weeks ago I took the plunge and purchased chicks (2 BRs, 2 Blue Cochins and 1 Buff Cochin). The chickens will be a combo of egg producers and pets.  I know the Cochins aren't the bset egg layers, but heard they are extremely friendly.  They are all thriving and look like hens (so far).  I have already gleaned so much information from these pages.  The coop (a pre-made one until we build our shed this summer) will be built this weekend and will be within a welded wire 5'x10' dog kennel covered with 1/4" hardware cloth. 

 

I am looking forward to getting more involved with the community here.

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:welcome

 

If you haven't already done so, check out the Learning Center, there are a ton of helpful articles there covering all sorts of poultry topics.

 

Have fun with the new chicks!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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post #3 of 5

Welcome to BYC - glad you have decided to move from lurker to member.  Sounds like a nice little flock you are building there.  Cochins are SUCH sweet birds, they were some of my favorites when I was much younger and doing 4-H.

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You got Hardware cloth,  go to the head of your class - :thumbsup.  Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock,  I am so proud of you.  :highfive:

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and congrats on your new chicks. 

 
Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
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