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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RRLaney, May 1, 2016.

  1. RRLaney

    RRLaney Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2016
    Round Rock, TX
    Hey y'all, brand new here and brand new to chicken ownership. My boyfriend and I have been discussing chickens for a while and we finally got our first coop. Starting small, with about 4 hens. Looking for poor fliers, good egg layers, and not incredibly fearful chickens. We have a 5 year old german shepherd who is very gentle and trained as a service dog. We are picking up our chickens this week, but still open to any and all advice before we commit. Looks like we might be getting an australorpe, cochins, and maybe ameraucanas. I've done a ton of research but I'd love to talk with y'all and see what else I can learn before we get started.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. You've made some good choices - good luck with your flock.
  3. Beezer

    Beezer Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2016
    Conway, AR
    My Coop
    :frow. I'm brand new too.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. The "breeds" section may help you to decide further, but to be honest, i think that the best way to start is to get as greater variety as possible. That way, you will have experience of what breeds your prefer, and which thrive where you live.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread as members there may be able to provide further advice.

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]

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