Chickens from Croatia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phill98, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Phill98

    Phill98 Songster

    Oct 30, 2014
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Hello everybody!
    As you can see from the title, I live in Croatia, so, if you see any mistake, I hope you will forgive me.
    I decided to join BackYardChicken because I want to know what kind of chickens do you raise, how your coops look, what do you do in summer to cool your chickens, what do you do in winter to warm up them, get some good advice from you and maybe give some to you.

    So far, I have seen a lot of things that you have and I want them in Croatia. In here, we don't keep chicken breeds unless you want some show-quality birds that are so expensive. Only breeds that you can find in our hatcheries are production reds, barred rocks and meat chickens. Instead of having breeds we are keeping crossed chickens that are so crossed and colourful that you can't know which breed they are made from. Colours can be all sort of black, white, brown, golden, blue, red, but most of them are colourful like your EE.
    I don't have chickens yet, but we're getting them on spring (can't wait).
    We already have our coop done, because we were keeping chickens before.
    If you want, I will take some photos of my grandma's hens, but they are molting now so i will show them after molting.

    It's a long text, but I think that this could be fun for you as much as it is for me.
    If you have any questions about chickens, coops or anything else in here, feel free to ask.
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  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Welcome to BYC! I'm sure you will enjoy reading through all the forums, there is a lot of great info and helpful people here.

    At our place we currently have a small mixed flock of several different breeds, Columbian Wyandottes, EE's, bantam Welsummer's, and Sebrights. Our coops are nothing pretty to look at lol! Just utilitarian coops built into the back of my goat barn. We don't heat our coops in winter since we are in central California we don't get extreme cold. We do have very hot summers so I do have fans in both coops as well as floor fans in the main barn area.

    We always love to see pic's of coops and birds so post some when you can.
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! A great place to start is the BYC Learning Center, lots of nice articles on all aspects of poultry keeping you'll find helpful with your new flock next spring! Mixed breeds are some of the neatest chickens, always interesting to see what you wind up with.
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
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  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us.
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you, hope you enjoy Backyard Chickens website, as much as we do.
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  10. Phill98

    Phill98 Songster

    Oct 30, 2014
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Thank you everyone!
    I read all the articles here on BackYardChickens before I joined.
    Well, I see that we have something in common and that's watching pictures of chickens of other people, so I will post some pictures as soon as I can.

    I want to tell you one more thing.
    While I was reading your texts, I saw that you have troubles with all kind of predators.
    Here we don't have anything that could kill our chickens except rats and foxes, but they rarely attack, so i feel so happy right now that I don't have that problem.
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