Greetings from Winchester, VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by winchesterva, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. winchesterva

    winchesterva Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been lurking for several weeks now trying to learn as much as I can before we take the plunge.

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    No chickens yet, planning for spring

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    see above

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Love the look of Cochins, but have not decided what we will get. Want friendly, docile and good egg layers. I am open to any suggestions or recommendations you might have.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Internet search

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Gardening, biking, working out (yep, I actually enjoy it)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    We are city folk. Moved to Winchester, VA four years ago after retiring from the Government in Washington, DC. We only have about an acre and a half and we live on a lake. We love this life and believe adding a small flock of chickens will add to that enjoyment.

    Just finished reading "A guide to raising chickens". We are now looking at building a coop. We are NOT DIYers, although since moving out of the city our skills are slowly improving. That said, I would like to know if you believe purchasing coop plans on line would be helpful in the design and construction of our coop?

    Well, I think that is about it for now. I look forward to hearing from you and continuing to learn as much as I can from this wonderful website.

    Mary
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma.

    Do a search for coop plans, I think we have some on this board somewhere.

    I like the bantam Bochins, they are really pretty. They lay a fair number of eggs and are good broodies.

    I myself have Silkies.............. and I absolutely love them. They lay an average of 100 eggs a year, some may lay more. I have Australorps also, still waiting on them to start laying.

    The best egg layers are Leghorns, Australorps and RIR. I think the Barred Rock are good layers. The Red Sex-links are prolific layers.

    Other members can tell you what breeds they have and how well they lay.

    Glad to have you here.
     
  3. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    [​IMG] from Indiana. Once you get some you will be hooked.
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  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    Missouri
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  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    Glad you decided to join! [​IMG]

    I live in the Lynchburg area of VA [​IMG]
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Mary, welcome to BYC and the world of chicken-loving! You are doing the right thing by researching it all before leaping in.
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hello Mary! [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us! Enjoy!!
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcOmE~*~*~ from SW VA!
     
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI Check Henderson's Breed chart too for chickens.....Good info about the different breeds
     

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