Greetings from Western MD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lizbeth120, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. lizbeth120

    lizbeth120 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I'm Liz and I live in Washington County, MD. I've been wanting chickens for YEARS and it's finally happening on Monday :) Everything is all set up and ready to go thanks to all of the great advice here. My must haves are: gold laced wyandottes, buff orpingtons, barred rocks, and rhode island reds. I'm considering golden comets, araucana and spotted sussex but have heard these breeds may not be as beginner friendly - thoughts? Monday can't come soon enough, I'm so excited [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Liz and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    Maybe read up in the breeds section about the characteristics of different breeds.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I would encourage you to give the Speckled Sussex a try if you're interested in them. I have 2 in my mixed flock and they are some of the sweetest tempered (and beautiful) girls I have.

    No matter what breeds you go with, hope you enjoy them!
     
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