Embarking on the journey...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by myback40, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. myback40

    myback40 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    We just moved to 11 acres in Western Washington and I am busily preparing for my first chickens! Right now I'm in the planning/graphing/constantly-drawing-stuff-on-napkins stage. We have a lot of woods (and predators!) but the garden area is very extensive, though neglected. I have decided to put a "chicken moat" around the garden, and the coop inside it with a protected passageway from the pop door into the "moat."

    I will post pictures in March or April when it is all up and running. (fingers crossed)

    Our chicken objectives are
    -fun
    -lots of nutritious eggs, of different colors!
    -garden help (manure, occasional weed or bug control inside the garden)

    I want to put together a mix of breeds totaling about a dozen. My wish list changes constantly, but for now it looks like
    2 Buff Orpingtons
    3 Barred Rock
    3 Ameraucanas, or however you spell/say that...
    2 Red star or Rhode I. reds
    2 Marans
    2 White leghorns

    I have a lot to learn, and I am so glad to be a part of this community now!

    Cynthia
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are putting together a nice group of breeds! You will have a nice colorful egg basket!!

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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

    Enjoy all those nice breeds you have chosen!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You've picked out some nice breeds so far! Your Leghorns and Red Stars should be extremely good egg layers for you, the Marans will add some dark eggs to your egg basket, and the Buff Orpingtons and Easter Eggers should make especially good lap chickens and pets.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Cynthia, welcome to the BYC flock
     
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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