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My name is Lacey. I had chickens when I was younger in 4-h. Did everything from breeding, hatching and ahowing. Got married, convinced my husband to move back to the country (hate city life) so I could have my horses outside instead of boarding. Coming on 6 months and we are slowly getting g everything together. Currently have 6 (4 to 6 week) pullets. All a different kind. My husband caught the chicken fever and so we are getting more, looking for unique looking with colored eggs. Any suggestion welcome. Thanks!
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Hi and welcome to BYC, glad you were able to have chickens again. I would just put on a word for getting some birds from a breeder - maybe you will want to get involved with better quality birds again.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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My name is Lacey. I had chickens when I was younger in 4-h. Did everything from breeding, hatching and ahowing. Got married, convinced my husband to move back to the country (hate city life) so I could have my horses outside instead of boarding. Coming on 6 months and we are slowly getting g everything together. Currently have 6 (4 to 6 week) pullets. All a different kind. My husband caught the chicken fever and so we are getting more, looking for unique looking with colored eggs. Any suggestion welcome. Thanks!


Hi Lacy welcome to the BYC great place to be for any question chicken . your first question is a tough one . eggs come in such variety of colors dark brown to near black . blue green pink there are just so many to chose from . read the breed reviews and look at the color of eggs you want. then look at the breeds those color come from. If you are limited on space then be slow to make your selections. shoot for quality chickens that are the type and  lay the colors you want. I gave one of my customers some of my blue eggs from my Ameraucana hens . weeks later she show me one of the eggs shells and said she was going to paint her new kitchen that color . get what you want from the start . good luck :frow  

be careful who you trust  believe me   just as sure as you do  the ones you trust the most might. make a fool of you  the road you travel on my be filled with  ruts and holes  careful where you place your feet you might fall and bust your nose .
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be careful who you trust  believe me   just as sure as you do  the ones you trust the most might. make a fool of you  the road you travel on my be filled with  ruts and holes  careful where you place your feet you might fall and bust your nose .
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Hi Lacey and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and that you are now able to get back into the addictive world of chickens! 

 

You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nice to meet you Lacey,  Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.

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post #6 of 9

Welcome aboard Lacy!

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:welcome

 

Olive eggers might be fun to have, if you don't already have some.

 

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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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:frow  Six is a good number to start with.  Watch out for chicken math as it does this: 6 x 6 =92.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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