Hello Chicken Lovers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cjs Chicklets, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Cjs Chicklets

    Cjs Chicklets Hatching

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    Hello[​IMG]

    I am new to the chicken raising world. I had some when I was a kid living on a farm.
    But now I am married and have a 7 year old son. We have purchased the property next to our house,
    Which came with a chicken coop already existing. I am so exited to finally try this. Have been wanting to
    have some feathered friends now for at least 5 years, and now I have the chance. It should be a good
    experience for my son also.

    The chicks are on order and I feel I have a long ways to go before the end of March for their arrival.
    I am getting 4 Partridge Cochins and 1 ? I like the birds with good color and feathered legs.

    We live in IOWA and it gets very cold her in the winter, so I hope I picked a good starting chick?
    I have bought one 7 gal feeder and have a large metal can with a lid to store the food in, hoping this keeps mice away?
    I cut up my own cardboard to coral them in for a while. This is all I have done so far.

    Any easy hints for newbies would be greatly appreciated.
    Sandy
     

  2. Player Hater

    Player Hater Songster

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    Hello.
     
  3. jayjay

    jayjay Chirping

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Good luck with it all. Let us know when they arrive.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sandy, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you and your new arrivals!
     
  6. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC. Best of luck with your new cochins. I have 12 including one partridge hen who likes to sit on me whenever I am out in the yard LOL :)
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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

    Cochins are very cold hardy, they have profuse fluffy feathers and small combs. They are also docile and friendly - although not very high in egg-production
     

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Congratulations on your expanded property, and welcome to BYC.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2013

  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you've joined us.
     

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