Happy New Year

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by briandoyle, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. briandoyle

    briandoyle New Egg

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    Happy New Year to all,

    I am Brian from Manchester PA. I am in the planning stage for a coop and picking what breeds we will keep. I have enjoyed the information from this site!

    While I am posting, would anyone know of a good place to find quality hens in Central Pennsylvania?

    Thank you,
    Brian
     
  2. Ashley Stroud

    Ashley Stroud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome to the flock!
    You can check out your state's thread on this forum: Where am I? Where are you!
    There you might be able to find info more specific to your geographical location :)
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  6. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. There are some great quick reference charts at http://albc-usa.etapwss.com/images/uploads/docs/pickachicken.pdf, http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx, and http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html to aid you in researching the breeds. Also Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you select the best breed (or hybrid) for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." If you are not objectionable to hybrids, I would suggest Black Sex Links (Black Stars). They are friendly, hardy, and readily available egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your coop built and in getting your flock.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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