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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bednbone, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. bednbone

    bednbone Chirping

    Hi! I live on the wet, rainforested eastside of the Big Island. I have been lurking this site for about a year and finally joined officially. I haven't had chickens since the FFA days, but I just ordered my new flocked and am very excited. I'm interested in dual purpose homestead birds. I would like to settle on a heritage breed and am leaning toward the Barnevelder as they are gorgeous and lay darker eggs. I'm looking forward to getting to know people on the forum and learning all I can.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Great that you are getting back into chickens too. Always nice to go with the Heritage breeds for many reasons. They are healthier, live longer and you can keep the breed alive this way. I have never kept Barnevelders myself. You might stop by the Barnevelder thread and so some chatting there... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ders-lets-work-together-and-improve-the-breed

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Enjoy your new little ones and welcome to our flock! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Many of us were lurkers before joining, me included :D
    Our friend had a barnevelder roo and he was a very handsome chap indeed. I'm sure the keepers on the thread TwoCrows left you the link for will be able to help with all your questions.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new venture. Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Go to a site that is near your home! You will see what is working for them in your area!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens - we saved room on the roost for you.
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!

  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. poakahi

    poakahi Hatching

    Apr 14, 2016
    My name is Maia and I'm on the Hilo side of the Big Island. I havent had chickens since I was a teenager and we only had them for eggs...

    Come December I will be living just north of Hilo and will be getting my little farm started.

    I plan to buy one rooster and six hens or so each of Rhodeisland Reds, Black Austrolops, Barred Rocks, and Buff Orpingtons... The last in hopes Ill get a few broodies... My idea is to keep all breeds seperate so that I can hatch pure chicks with my broodies. I am thinking of alternating them as far as letting them free range although it would be nice if they could all free range...

    Ive read about seperating breeds a month before breeding season to guarantee pures but from what ive seen breeding season seems to be whenever since i always see chicks around and the weather is nice and warm year round...

    Should I just ditch my desire for variety and get just ome breed to make things easier?

    I picked these breeds not only for looks or sentimental r reasons (i had a sweet ri red growing up, ALWAYS gave double yolks!) but also because their good egg AND meat producers...

    Mahalo in adance for any input [​IMG]
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    :welcome Glad you joined us!!

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