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Hi!  

 

I've been purusing BYC for over a year now but never got around to joining.  I finally did today and I'm really excited to be a part of what seems to be an awesome, knowledgeable community of chicken enthusiasts.  I'm semi-new to chickens, I purchased a few bantam cochins and what were supposed to be  ameracauna chicks from a local 4-H dad last spring.  From what I've read and seen it pictures, the cochins are quite nice and true to breed (will post pics soon) but the ameracaunas laid brown eggs... ha!  One laid dark chocolate brown eggs so I think she may have been a marans (RIP) and the other is HUGE and looks like a pretty blue orpington who lays lighter brown eggs with chocolate speckles.  Anyways, I've really enjoyed my chickens so far and I'm looking to slowly expand my flock with show quality birds and try my hand at breeding so I would love any and all helpful criticism/advice you are willing to offer.  I would also like to put out there that I'm looking for a nice partridge bantam cochin roo to breed my partridge hen to if anyone has one for rent/sale :P

 

Best,

J

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Greetings from Kansas, FarmerJH, and welcome-byc.gif!   Pleased you joined us!  Sounds like some beautiful birds you have there!  You might find the bird you seek by posting in your state's thread in the link below.  Good luck!

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
 

I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan big_smile.png, glad you joined in

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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Welcome to BYC!! frow.gif Glad to have you aboard!! woot.gif

Breeding Salmon Faverolles and soon Sussex and Brahmas. 

The incubator is packed with eggs! 

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Breeding Salmon Faverolles and soon Sussex and Brahmas. 

The incubator is packed with eggs! 

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post #6 of 10

It's always nice to have more MA people. Welcome to BYC frow.gif

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Thanks for the warm welcome!  

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Welcome to BYC, Hope you enjoy it.

 100% English B/B/S import (LF) Orps..

 LF. Cornish & Bantam Cornish

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 100% English B/B/S import (LF) Orps..

 LF. Cornish & Bantam Cornish

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post #9 of 10

from California!

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

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post #10 of 10

welcome-byc.gif It sounds like you have a great start!! So glad you have joined us!

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