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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by blueberrychickens, May 13, 2010.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

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    Hubby said I could get chickens!! So very happy!! So I ordered online 2 buff orpingtons, 2 golden laced wyandottes, 1 silver laced wyandotte, 2 easter eggers, & 1 australorp. They are scheduled to arrive in mid june, so that gives us time to gather supplies, build the coop & read up on chickens!!! [​IMG][​IMG] We've never done this before so it should be interesting!!!
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Congrats!! You'll certainly enjoy raising chickens and they are very interesting creatures to say the least, I love em. Read up on as much info you can here on BYC forum,there's a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Have fun!
     
  3. blueberrychickens

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    Thanks, there is soo much to read on this forum, it's really a great resource. Alot of helpfull people out there to help us newbies out. Can't wait to get them!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I think you've got the perfect mix of breeds for a first-timer. [​IMG] (Said she, who has been keeping chickens only since October 2009.)
     
  5. Karrie13

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    Congratulations!


    A piece of advice though... build your coop bigger than you think you need now because you will find out you need more room later when you buy more chickies!
     
  6. LindseyM12

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    Congrats!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Its so fun having chickens!!!!!!!
    And [​IMG] from N.C.!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. zDoc

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    [​IMG] Yes Definitely over build. It's very addicting, I'm one of many living examples of this. [​IMG]
     

  8. Turner

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    You will have so much fun and this is a wonderful source of info for newbies and oldies [​IMG]. Like everyone said build your coop bigger than you have planned.

    There is nothing better than sitting out and watching your guys - so relaxing. Just make sure everything is predator proof! Good Luck!
     
  9. dparadise

    dparadise In the Brooder

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    Congrats on your new chickens and yes, everything that they're telling you about building bigger is sooo very true. I started with 14, a good mix of different breeds, so I wouldn't need more, right? wrong! I went a week later and bought 6 more. I'm telling myself now to just wait until these are grown but it's not working very well. [​IMG]
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:You and me both! I have four in the brooder, about 4 wks old, six in the Juvenile Detention area about 14, or 15 wks old, and the other 9 chickens which are over 7 months old. I'm WAY over my legal limit of poultry!
     

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