CHICKEN NEWBIE in GA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Georgia Chik'n, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Georgia Chik'n

    Georgia Chik'n New Egg

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    [​IMG] Yep! Have no cheeps yet but maybe looking at 3 or 4 (?) Barred Rocks... Hens & rooster. Strictly PETS. Don't even really care about the eggs!! haha! Anybody have good/bad to tell me about the Plymouth Rocks before I decide? These will not be free range as we have too many predators. They'll be housed in a nice small shed/playhouse with a chain-link run, taking all precautions.

    I was thinking of putting the chicken enclosure within my Nigerian Goat's larger enclosure, but I don't want to invite predators to my goats!!! Feedback?
     
  2. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG] -- barred rocks are great IMO, I also think buffs make good "pet" chickens very sweet and calm.... good luck
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas, Georgia Chick'n! Happy to have you aboard. [​IMG] Chickens sure do make great pets, don't they! I do process some of mine and will start getting eggs soon, but they are pretty cool just to have around! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you glad. Good choices. IMO I wouldn't put them in with the goats unless the goats won't have access to the grass that the chickens have been pooping on. Unless it is a very large are. Not good for grazing animals. [​IMG]
     
  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Great idea with the rocks. My favorite chicken, and most personable, is one of our barred rocks! Nelly is the best chicken ever.

    You should check out the coops section of the forum. Lots of your coop questions are probably being talked about there as we speak. Good luck with everything!!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hi, from Fannin County, GA in the mtns! Barred Rocks are the perfect chicken, in my opinion! And you can keep them with goats very well; in fact, goats will keep predators from the chickens for the most part. Good luck!
     
  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga.

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    WELCOME ABOARD. [​IMG]
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Barred Rocks are my favorites hands down, very friendly.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
     

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