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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JustCallMeMoe, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. JustCallMeMoe

    JustCallMeMoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all! My name is Monique but everyone calls me Moe. I'm really excited (and nervous) to start raising chickens! I haven't bought any yet but the local supply store gets some in February/March. If you have any suggestions on winter hardy, friendly breeds, that would be appreciated! I have 3 kids 5 and under so it would be nice if the hens were friendly. I'm in the process of building my own coop that we are going to put under the deck out back. We are going to try to be as "free range" as possible, but I don't feel comfortable letting them roam the yard without supervision.
    Any tips of the trade would be appreciated!
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Moe, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. Are you interested primarily in laying breeds or meat birds, or both? If you join your state thread you can communicate with others who know what succeeds in your climate, etc.
     
  4. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    Hello and :welcome
    We are glad you joined us!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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