Hello, all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsLedbetter, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. MrsLedbetter

    MrsLedbetter New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Dec 4, 2012
    I'm a new BYC member in Central Florida and I've just built my first coop and am looking for laying hens. I'd like a hearty breed with high yield/larger size eggs. Chickens are my first step toward becoming self-sufficient. My ultimate goal is to own some land with cows (dairy and beef), horses, chickens and crops. But for now, we're trying chickens. Does anybody have any breed suggestions and/or know where I can get them in the Central Florida area? Thanks to all!

    MrsLedbetter
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,519
    482
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    19,033
    1,558
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You could check the Florida thread for others in your area
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,878
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, MrsLedbetter, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I agree about checking out the Florida thread as suggested by 1muttsfan. I would also advise taking a gander at the breed thread here https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds to learn more about breeds suited for your area. Good luck to you!!
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    148
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. x2 definitely check out the places mentioned. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,307
    8,153
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,854
    107
    218
    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined
     
  8. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    165
    1
    71
    Sep 25, 2012
    TEXAS
    My Coop
    There is great people and info here [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    497
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    [​IMG] from Idaho!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by