hallo everybody

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greekbioguy, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. greekbioguy

    greekbioguy Out Of The Brooder

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    hallo ,my name is stavros,i am new to this site. i live in greece and have been raising poultry as pets for 15 years now.
    i curently share my house and yard with 2 dogs, 4 cats ,4 ringneck pheasants ,3 pairs of mandarin ducks, 2 pairs of north american wood ducks and 4 koi fish.
    i used to own bandam chickens but i gave them up when i had to stay for 4 years in the uk to study biology.
    this year i decided to start with chickens again . i am curenty fixing my old chicken house because it had not been in use for ten years now.
    i am going to house my chickens in a 3,5 x 2,5 m chicken coop that is conected to a 1,3m x 70 cm nest, all my coop and nest is built with bricks and cement ant the front of the chicken coop is made with strong small loop rabbit wire that is imbeded in the cement. the bottom is made with cement and is raised 30 cm of the ground in case of heavy rain and flood. the roof is 100% leak proof and is insulated to keep the heat out in the summer.i builted a small door in order to let my chickens free in the yard for some hours every day.
    i am looking for a breed of chicken that is nice looking ,broody and tame. for some reason i dislike white feather breeds,i am considering geting gold brahmas (a rooster and 3 hens). does anybody know the advantages and disadvantages of brahma chckens? can u sugest any other breed?
    thank u all in advance. will be happy to share my stories about my future feathered friends
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Welcome to BYC from Canada! [​IMG] Brahmas are really friendly and are easily tamed. I'm not sure how broody can can be though.
     
  3. dak

    dak geek dvm

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC Stavros from a fellow (1/4) greek. Cochins tend to be broody, both bantams and large fowl. You'll find a lot of good, and sometimes conflicting info here. [​IMG]
     
  4. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC...this is a terrific site to get lots of info!
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I think you will like it here. [​IMG]
     
  7. greekbioguy

    greekbioguy Out Of The Brooder

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    thank u all so much for welcoming me to the site. i believe i will find your experienche very valuable.
     
  8. Silkie Mummy

    Silkie Mummy Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] to Back Yard Chickens from Australia! Hope you'll find this site useful. Silkies are very broody and friendly little chickens. i have two of them and they make great mums!
     
  9. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     

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