Originally Posted by urbanabanana
Hello! I'm brand new to BYC and am happy to meet so many fellow Pennsylvanians! My daughter and I are living with my cousin in Southeast Pennsylvania, not a mile from the Delaware border. We're in the process of setting up our coop, and we just purchased four young hens who are going to be ready to pick up around the beginning of June (one buff laced Polish, a golden Wyandotte, a barred rock, and a speckled Sussex!)
Welcome! Build a bigger coop, you'll need it once you get started. I was going to have 3-4 chickens in my backyard in the burbs, now I have 8 and a turkey poult....
Originally Posted by stake
Anne in the burbs:
Have a bunch of feed bags saved for you.....are you interested in them?
Can you hold them for me for now? I have a bunch here because my Mom used to help me with them, but since she passed I will have to do them all myself and learn how to use her machine.
Originally Posted by newlinta
Thanks for relaying the first hand experience!
I may soon be taking on the responsibility of becoming groundskeeper/caretaker of a 15 acre bed and breakfast/farm.
The owners want some friendly livestock and 4-5 different breeds of chickens.
All basically just eye candy, not trying to have a petting zoo or riding lessons or anything like that. Just animals to add to the country/farm atmosphere.
I know there will be sheep and a few horses.
As far as chickens, I know I want sultans and/or polish,
Cemani or Svart Hona...
Looking for 2/3 other breeds. Was considering Breda or Brahmas for something bigger but docile...open to suggestions.
Just want 4-5 distinctly different looking breeds.
That sounds awesome! I would recommend silkies and bantam Cochins for variety. They always get the most comments around here.
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
I have a few free range chickens (translation: escapees). I find one or two eggs in the goat shed every day. The goat shed is inside of a very secure (goat tight so far) 5 foot fence! Amazingly, they rarely get broken by the goats.
That is amazing. Always interesting where they decide to lay....
Originally Posted by AnRamire
Just wanted to share a pic of my silkies. I've had them for a week now and I love them so much. Crossing my fingers for more hens than roos
Originally Posted by urbanabanana
Lol thanks! I'm hoping to resist chicken math for as long as possible, but already the allure of breeding a polish with a silkie is proving too much to bear lol!
Do it! Do it!
Originally Posted by bella253
North of Scranton here, what a wonderful forum this is, so helpful and loaded with information for dummies like me...
Welcome! Plenty of people here willing to share information and enable.... Ha!
Originally Posted by Auroradream26
This is about to get VERY interesting! This will be my biggest hatch to date (so far)
Wowza! What are you going to do with them all?
Originally Posted by dheltzel
You need a helper to record the action for you.
Here is a video link a customer sent me of 2 Cream Legbar pullets they bought from me. They are about 7 weeks old: https://youtu.be/TfSY_Cv7FOs
Those 2 little chicks are doing great now. I love to see the chicks I hatch grow up in nice homes.
That's awesome! My Rhodebar is doing wonderful. She's an excellent layer, although she's a ninja, so fast! She always hops in my neighbor's yard every day to get the leftovers from under his birdfeeder. Thankfully, he doesn't care, and she hops right back over when she's done!
Originally Posted by Redwolf141
My chicks came today but we had to change the order a,bit instead of speckled sussex we were to get 2 of them we got andwe got 2 barred rocks 2SLW...1 australorp and we think 1 welsummer
Does the chipmunk colored lady look like a welsumer chick, that is what they thought it was at Myers.
Congrats! Now comes the fun!
Originally Posted by ghull999
Westmoreland County. Raising Quail.
Originally Posted by nin in PA
Welcome to BYC!