Hello BYC memebers, new from near Wilmington, OH!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by csullivan, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. csullivan

    csullivan New Egg

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    Hello fellow members! I am farily new to the chicken world. I have learned an abundance of info about chickens over the past 6 months. I am very excited and crazy I guess some could say about our lil flock. Right now we own Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds, a small flock of 6 hens and 1 rooster. This spring we have planned to expand our lil flock to possibly up to 50 chickens. I have a few breeds already in mind but I am open to any suggestions on what types of breeds would be good in this crazy OH weather we have here. We are in the process of building a new coop with all the special ammendities one chicken could ever want and should be done in a few weeks. I am also interested in a few specialty chickens as well. If anyone know of some tolbunt polish pullets and maybe one cockrell for sale at a reasonable distance from here I would be very interested in them! Or any polish chicks, pullets or cockrells for sale near this area would be great to know about. I have also thought about getting one Pheonix too. Any info on those two breeds would be great. Other than those two breeds I have on my possible breeds list Araucanas (I already have lined up thru a breeder), Dominique, Plymouth Rock, Wyandottes, Brahma, and maybe Americaunas and Silkies. I would also be interested in visiting some near by breeders of particular breeds and see what they have to offer a newbies to the chicken world. AND maybe next spring we are thinking of getting some Mallard ducks. I think the runner ducks and perkins would be fun to have as well. But we only have so much space like everyone else. Thank ahead of time for any info that anyone can send my way, it will be greatly appreciated! Hope everyone has a great day.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, csillivan, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! You can perhaps locate some of what you are looking for in the following threads. Good luck and have fun!!

    You can post here and see if anyone has some to sell:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Or, you can find the specific breeds you are looking for and chat with fellow keepers of that same breed:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/breeds-genetics-showing

    Finally, you can find hatcheries and breeders in this link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries
     
  3. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from KY and [​IMG]6

    Orpingtons are my personal favorites but there are tons of breeds out there!! Good luck and have fun in choosing!
     
  4. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started off with a pair of geese first [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. Patricia8989

    Patricia8989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there! I live in Wilmington Ohio too! Are you involved with 4H? I have 9 adult mutts, 5 Americanas, and 12 newborns just ordered from Cackle Hatchery in MO and shipped to Wilmington. Of the newborns I have 4 Wellsummers, 4 Cuckoo Marans, and 4 "Easter eggers" (what cackle call them). We should hook up sometime!!!
     
  10. csullivan

    csullivan New Egg

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    No we are not involved with 4H but we have been considering letting our kids join into a club. We have decided to hatch and raise some rare breed chickens and thought the 4H and local fairs would be a good place to get to know the local poultry people. Possibly get a good network of new poultry friends and see if we could turn our new found hobby into a small enterprise. Around here most people would rather suppose the small farm locals compared to the large hatcheries. We live toward Midland/Blan area, glad to meet you on here!
     

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