Greetings from Kentucky (again)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Country Mama, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Country Mama

    Country Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi y'all! We finally moved into our home in the country; 4 acres, and I have an existing shed that I'll be converting into a coop this spring. (It's almost brand new, thankful my hubby is letting me convert it!!) We will be adding a predator-proof run, also hoping to free range the flock as much as possible. I'm excited about having a small flock, getting some eggs, and watching their chicken antics :)

    I ordered my chicks today from Murray McMurray hatchery. (They were recommended by folks on this site, as well as by my local Rural King store.) I ordered a total of 17; 3 hens each of cuckoo maran, black australorps, silver laced wyandotte, black star, and dominiques. I also ordered a dominiques rooster. (I don't know if I want to breed my own chicks, I got the rooster to help protect the flock.) They are sending a "surprise" chicken as well, that should be fun, lol! I'll receive them 4/6.

    Growing up, my uncles had dairy farms, also raised chickens, rabbits and pigs. I've got a basic understanding of chicken raising, but it's been years, and "my" way will be considerably different - my chickens will be more pet than livestock. (Not that there's anything wrong at all with chicken farming, it's just not my goal. We just want some eggs and a fun family project.)

    I'm looking forward to getting to know other "chicken folk" and hopefully not annoying anyone with all the questions I'll have.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome, you may want to check out the Learning Center for a refresher course on chickens 101.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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    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.
     
  9. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on the soon to be new chicks and welcome to our flock!
     
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