Greetings from Ventucky, CA!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VentuckyChick, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2011
    So Cal
    Hello chicken lovers!! I am so happy to be joining your community. Ventucky is slang for Ventura County, CA (southern CA). In some areas, VC is very "country" so we affectionately refer to these parts as Ventucky since it feels very rural where we're at. Anyhoo, at long last, my dream of raising chickens is about to come to fruition. My husband and I just finished our chicken run today:


    We will be bringing home our new pullets tomorrow. We have picked out quite a variety, bringing home eight in all. Here's what we are planning on:

    Auracana or Ameraucana: (1)
    Australorp: (1)
    Wyandotte: (2)
    Brahma or Delaware: (1)
    Marans or Plymouth Rock: (1)
    Orpington or Polish: (1) - My husband insists on the Polish
    Rhode Island Red: (1)

    I'm sure I'll be bombarding you all with tons and tons of questions as I get used to being a new chicken mama, but in the meantime here's an important question: can you have Bantams live with Standards or is the size difference a recipe for trouble?

    Other than that, would you please send any advice you have my way? We've tried to cover all of our bases but I'm sure there are things we've forgotten.

    Thanks so much!!
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  2. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Glad you joined. And welcome to back yard chickens. The breeds I own are in my signature. I see your getting a good selection.
  4. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    Welcome and congrats on your chicken variety!!! [​IMG]
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Oh! You need at least a couple Orpingtons! [​IMG]
  6. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2011
    So Cal
    Quote:Well, we technically have room for ten; we were just limiting ourselves to eight to start... [​IMG]

    Why do you recommend the Orpingtons?
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    My bigs and littles get along just fine

  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens.
  10. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

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