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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HS Wilson, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. HS Wilson

    HS Wilson New Egg

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    Hello,

    Our names are Herb and Dale Wilson, we have been thinking about getting some chickens for awhile and finally decided to build our coop/run and go for it, we have looked around the forums here and there is some really nice coops and good ideas, we don't know much about raising chickens so we might be asking a few question's along the way.

    Thanks,

    Herb and Dale Wilson
    Meridian, Ms.
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you joined!! Feel free to ask as many questions as you want, and we will try our best to answer them :) Do you have any breeds in mind?
     
  3. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Best of luck to you. BYC is a great place to start asking. And welcome.
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Herb and Dale. Glad you decided to join our flock. Definitely stop by our Learning Center by clicking on that link that TwoCrows left with you. There is loads of useful infomation there. You should also check out our Coop Design section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops. Which chicken breed or hybrid would be best for you depends on what your priorities in owning chickens are. If eggs are your priority, I would recommend Black Sex Links (Black Stars), which are hardy and friendly egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. For this reason, they are commonly used by laying houses for producing brown eggs. If you want a friendly, calm, and gentle birds that make potential lap pets, Australorps, Orpingtons, Brahmas, Cochins, Sussex, and Faverolles all have a well deserved reputation in this regard. If egg production is important to you, Australorps are the best layers on this list, and Cochins are the worst (although they are the best brooders and mothers). Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed or hybrid you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. 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.
     

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