Chickens Pending

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trishala, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Trishala

    Trishala In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2014
    McKinney, TX
    I have the chicken coops, feeders, water containers, etc. Need a run so my hounds won't have chicken for lunch. Will build it as soon as the weather warms up later this week and then come the chickens. Hope to have some by the end of the month.
    Brand new to raising chickens so I plan to start small with 3-4 chickens. Want to be as natural as possible. Looking into Buff Orpingtons but open to other suggestions - RIR, EE....? Planning to get pullets that are close the laying age. Maybe later will start with chicks.
    This a great site. I have already learned quite a bit and plan to read, read and read some more.[​IMG]

    BTW, I am Trish. Just bought an acre & 1/4 of property. Garden, pool and trampoline also pending. Need to keep the almost teenaged son amused as well.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    You can't go wrong with Orpingtons. Great layers, very docile, affectionate and quite hardy. Very fun birds to keep.

    Good luck with your new venture and enjoy BYC!
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Orpingtons are lovely, as are RIR and EE and many other breeds! Have a look at the Breeds section at what's available and their characteristics. Enjoy the site and your new venture!
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Trish! We've started small also and currently have 3 EE and 2 RIR. Next month we're getting 16 new little chicks. One of the breeds we're getting is Speckled Sussex, check them out on the Review section here...they sound great. We've enjoyed our girls so much and bet you will too. Welcome to BYC!

  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Trish, congratulations on your new home and impending flock.
  6. clankeyes

    clankeyes Chirping

    Nov 2, 2012
    Ferndale , WA
    Welcome to the PARTY !!!! Your set up sounds like mine... I am all ready to go and I am just waiting for my babies to arrive.
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  10. Trishala

    Trishala In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2014
    McKinney, TX
    Sadly, my first flock met it's demise courtesy of one of my dogs. I now have a flock of six 12 week old Jersey Giants. They were not handled and socialized to people so they were scared when I first got them but after 3 weeks they have calmed down quite a bit. Working on a dog PROOF run, if such a thing exists. I want to add a few older hens that are either already laying or very close to it. So far this has been a fun adventure. I love watching one the girls as she jumps from the top of the waterer to the top of the feeder.
    Last edited: May 17, 2014

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