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

  1. Trishala

    Trishala Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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 Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi Trish! We've started small also and currently have 3 chickens...an 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

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    Hi, Trish, congratulations on your new home and impending flock.
     
  6. clankeyes

    clankeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Trishala

    Trishala Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
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