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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bowhunter2413, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Bowhunter2413

    Bowhunter2413 New Egg

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    Love that line from the movie. Ha! Hey everybody, Columbus Ms chickin in, (pun intended)....Just getting started in the fowl business, thinking about SL Wyandotte. Desire good dual purpose birds, n they are reasonably attractive, (far as chickens go). Will be using a 20x10 dogpen for coop and run. If anyone has any words of wisdom, id be muchabliged.... Thanks...
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. herechilychiky

    herechilychiky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey MS. Welcome to BYC!!! Your at the rite place!!!! C'mon in, sit a spell [​IMG]
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. I think that the Wyandotte is a good choice-- I have several of them, and they're my favorite breed.
     
  8. juststruttin

    juststruttin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome.

    If you want Wyandottes you should think twice about getting them a a feed store or hatchery. Hatchery Wyandottes, like all breeds, are usually poor example of the breed. However, I have found SLW hatchery birds to be one of the worst representatives of the breed. Most have terrible lacing and are build like a layer. For some reason, GLW from some hatcheries look pretty good. They won't win at the shows but they at least have pretty lacing.

    If you want a true dual purpose line, you should get your birds from a breeder. When you do, ask the breeder what the cockerels typically weight at 16 weeks as some lines mature quicker than others.

    Good Luck
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     

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