Excited to be here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrazedGirl, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. CrazedGirl

    CrazedGirl In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone!

    My name is Lauren, I’m 28 years old full time vet tech. Between myself and my husband we have 2 dogs, 4 cats, 11 snakes, 1 lizard, and bins with worms for composting, super worms and dubias. I primarily take care of the reptiles while the cute and cuddly critters are my husbands favorite. We will also be getting meat rabbits and honey bees within the next few years.

    We live on 3.25acres of hill and will be getting our first chicks soon! I’ll be having a coop made since neither of us have the time, or know how, to make a coop. A few breeds I want to get are:

    - Orpingtons (there is a local breeder settling Mottled Lavenders!)
    - Ameracaunas
    - Easter Eggers
    - Olive Eggers
    - Silkies (husbands favorite)

    We are getting chickens for a number of reasons: eggs, and meat. I’m aware the breeds I am looking into are primarily used for eggs which is why meat is last.

    Open to meeting like minded individuals! :D
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    Build a larger coop than you think you will need.

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  3. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC, Lauren! Great to have you here!

    Sound like you two have quite the little farm!
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Lauren and welcome to BYC. Some peeps chose dual purpose breeds whereas others go for broilers and layers.

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/


    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.


    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. CrazedGirl

    CrazedGirl In the Brooder

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    That is the plan! Hubby thinks we will get a coop to hold about 10. I'm aiming for one that holds around 16. ;)
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hi Lauren and :welcome There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
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  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hi Lauren, welcome to Backyard Chickens. I think your husband would enjoy checking out the "Silkie thread," on BYC. BTW Silkies are probably considered the No.1 broody, breed.

    Broodies love to sit on/hatch fertile eggs, and raise chicks. In fact Silkies usually aren't good layers, because after some eggs, they decide to go broody and hatch them. While they are broody (hormonal occurrence) you can slip eggs of any breed under them and they will hatch and raise as their own.
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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