Advice and experanced knowlage needed in NW FL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EdFam4, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. EdFam4

    EdFam4 New Egg

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    We are a family of four and have been wanting to start our own flock. We have a good friend that has been helping out and turned us to the site. We are hoping that others will join in his kindness and help us out sence we are starting from scratch. We like the look of the star, sussex, and wyandotte breeds. We live in NW FL(pleanty land, high heat, many predators). Right now we arn't looking for show, we want meat and egg birds. Does anyone out there have a better idea of breeds that would better suit us or are these good starters and can they live together in the same coop?
     
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome From Eastern Wa. Those sound like good duel purpose breeds they will get along fine> Make sure you predater proof your coop& run!
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    [​IMG] Sounds good!! And I agree with mgw, if you have lots of predators, do lots of predator-proofing!! [​IMG] Good luck and congrats!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] . A predator proof coop and run is one of the best thing to invest in if you have chickens! There are many dual purpose breeds out there but if you want different breeds they will get along if you raise them together or introduce them slowly. Good luck!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Great choices. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  8. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:those are good, and since you got nothing yet, I would get them all the same age. ehat ever you decide to get,
    and welcome from Ocala Fl [​IMG]
     
  9. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
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    Welcome [​IMG] I've never had Star or Sussex chickens but I love my Wyandottes. They are large bodied, very good layers and very pretty.
     
  10. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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