First timers! Chickens now allowed in the city we live!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chrisandtricia, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. chrisandtricia

    chrisandtricia New Egg

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    Hey Everybody!!

    We're new to being chicken owners, actually don't have any yet...just researching and learning so we can be the best chicken parents we can be!! :)

    We've been checking out coop ideas and which kind of chickens to get. Of course the cute little babies are where we want to start, but have heard that they can have difficulty surviving.

    We live in northwest Indiana and can only have a max of 6 female chickens. Our primary interest in owning chickens is for their eggs....and enjoyment of being a chicken owner.

    Wondering if there are certain types of chickens that we shouldn't keep together and if anyone local has Rhode Island Reds or something comparable.

    Any suggestions are welcome!!

    Thanks so much!!!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Chicks are actually quite hardy if taken care of properly. If you must have only hens, then you may want to consider sex-links, autosexing, or older chicks that can be sexed.
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills!

    Check out Henderson's Handy Dandy Chicken Chart at www.Ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    For folks starting our, I like to recommend Plymouth Barred Rocks, commonly called Barred Rocks, and Buff Orpingtons. In my very mixed flock, the former are very friendly. The latter - in anybody's flock - are just lovely, big fluffy hens.
     
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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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