Cleveland Heights Ohio Newby!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Helicoprion, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Helicoprion

    Helicoprion Hatching

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    Hello! I'm from Cleveland heights ohio, I'm looking at getting 2-4 chickens. We have two little girls, and I've always wanted chickens! Hoping to get some good egg layers as well as good temperament for the girls to enjoy! Looking forward to this new journey!!
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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  4. Helicoprion

    Helicoprion Hatching

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely stop by your state thread and chat with your chicken neighbors and maybe someone locally has some birds for you....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/12049/ohio-come-on-buckeyes-let-me-know-your-out-there

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    As Kelsie has said, check bulletin boards in the feed and farm supply stores. Sometimes you can find birds there too.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
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  6. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] It's really a good idea to get 4 at once so you don't have to integrate new ones to the flock later on. Chickens are flock animals, if you just get two and lose one - you will have a lonely chick on your hands.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Based on your criteria, I would suggest Black Australorps. I've raised them for many years (along with dozens of other breeds) and they are extremely hardy, very calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of ours), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. A Black Australorp holds the brown egg laying record with 364 eggs in 365 days, and while none of mine have ever reached that level of production (and likely never will), I've still had some of them lay over 300 eggs in a year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     

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