Getting ready for 4H poultry

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Owlgal61, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Owlgal61

    Owlgal61 New Egg

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    Hi, we're getting ready to set up a small backyard coop for my 12 year old's 4H poultry club project. I had chickens on my childhood farm and am as excited as she is.

    We're in the research stage, looking at coops, care and breeds. She is already partial to the Silky bantams and I'm leaning toward Cochin or Brahma bantams. We're planning on having only 3-4 birds and will keep only hens due to the proximity of our neighbors.

    We have .8 acre yard in a somewhat rural subdivision with lots of trees and plan on having a mobile coop. We can't let our birds run loose so plan on adding runs to our small coop as the chicks grow.

    We look forward to hearing from other 4H members and/or other enthusiast of the Silkies and Cochin breeds (or Brahmas) whichever we end up with.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Cochins are a nice start-up breed for young folks, as they are docile and show well, and there are usually good quality ones available from private breeders.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Owlgal61, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us!
     
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    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, you came to the right spot.
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  10. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC. I recommened Cochins. I'm in 4H with my Frizzle Cochin Bantam and won Grand Champion in Showmanship at the fair with her. Sweetest little chicken ever.
     

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