Chicken Virgin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pensionista, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Pensionista

    Pensionista Out Of The Brooder

    Hi everyone

    OK this is my very first foray into chicken-keeping. I´ve just moved into a house on the Costa Blanca in Spain. It´s an old finca that we´re tearing apart as I write. I just love the idea of keeping a few hens to provide me with eggs. However, I will, no doubt soon be the matron of a home for geriatric chickens as it is not and will never be my intention to euthenaise the non-layers.

    I´ve been looking for a plan for a suitable hen house for 3 chicks. I found one and the builder had kindly posted pictures of the plans. The poster was Kdykeman. My question is how do I download these plans as I´d love to replicate this beautiful house.

    I´m told that hens in Spain are called Gallinas. At this moment in time, I have absolutely no idea where to buy my chicks, nor which ones will be the best layers, so if anyone has any advice, I´m all ears.

    Irene
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Pensionista

    Pensionista Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you. I´ll try it out.
    Irene
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan

    Oh you are so lucky! I keep Euskal Oiloa, aka marraduna basque chickens. They are friendly and great layers so far. There are several really nice Basque breeds of chickens, and probably many others that we don't have here in the States. Have fun with your chicken keeping.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Irene, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Best of luck with your ladies!!
     
  6. Pensionista

    Pensionista Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for your lovely greeting
    Irene
     
  7. Pensionista

    Pensionista Out Of The Brooder

    As long as the Basques don´t decide to blow me up! I do need to research WHERE to buy though!
    Irene
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    WELCOME TO BYC From Canada!
    Barred rocks are very good birds from what I have seen
    over the past years of chicken keeping, they are easy to
    care for and they are have some good laying skills, plus
    they are very common so finding them probably won't be a
    problem!

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  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. Welcome to BYC from the Inland Empire of Southern California!
     

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