Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thegreatwhite, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. thegreatwhite

    thegreatwhite Chirping

    Mar 12, 2015
    Douglasville, GA
    Well, there won't actually be any of that here, but I thought I would introduce myself.

    I'm out of Douglasville, GA and this will be my first time dealing with chickens on this end; I spent one summer in college processing and want to try this from the other angle. I've been reading this forum for weeks trying to gather as much knowledge as possible before embarking on this endeavor and I have found so much useful information here and wanted to say thanks to you all for your informative posts and threads. So far, I have decided to go with a modified version of the Wichita coop and it will be housing four to five hens and ZERO roosters. I'm an avid outdoors person and I've been journeying down the suburban homestead trail for a while and this seems like the next logical step in that process. I hope to obtain my chicks in the next couple of weeks and will begin construction on the coop very soon as well. I have already began clearing the piece of property I will build the coop on and I look forward to being able to contribute some knowledge and wisdom on the matter once I have learned my lessons.

    So far these are the chickens I hope to raise:

    1 - Golden Laced Wyandotte
    1 - Black Copper Marans
    1 - Brown Leghorn
    1 - Salmon Faverolle
    1 - Ameraucana

    I may drop one and or double up on another, I haven't entirely decided yet, but five is my limit.

    At any rate, I have been getting really excited about this, with the exception of raising chicks in the house, and can't wait to start!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! You have a lovely mix of birds there that you are hoping to get. You sound like your going to be prepared for you new adventure worth chickens by getting as much info as possible. You have come to the right place for all the learning.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with new and exciting adventure. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    You've chosen some nice breeds! I would particularly recommend getting the Wyandotte. My Wyandottes have been very sweet and docile, as well as very good egg layers and extremely hardy.
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] Nice selection of breeds, those are some of my favorites.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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

    Enjoy all those chicken breeds!

    Glad you joined![​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would just like to mention Salmon faverolles tend to be very docile and as a result may be feather pecked and bullied by other breeds. Good luck with your coop build, and welcome to Backyard chickens.

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