Hello Everyone- First House First "Flock"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nayeli, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Everyone,
    I guess I'll share a little about myself. I'm Nayeli. I'm in Arkansas. My husband and I are buying our first house and I wanted a smaller hobby farm as I love animals and prefer organic humanely raised food. I also have planned a bunch of remodeling on our new house (it was built in the 70's) and I wanted a garden to produce as much of my own food as possible. Then I came across the urban chicken movement! I have alektorophobia- fear of chickens... its a long story but pretty much as a child a rooster attacked me... but I loved chicks and so I figure if I raise a chicken from the egg or chick stage I will get over my fear! In researching however I found that their are other egg laying alternatives to chickens.


    Call me crazy but I want to start out with 2 chickens, 2 ducks, and a pair of quail! From what I have read ducks and chickens can be kept together, and the quail will be kept seperately since they can't free range ever anyway. I have two dogs so the trick will be keeping everyone safe and happy!

    Any advice. Anyone who lives in arkansas?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If you are going to keep a pair of quail, you will need to keep one of the New World quail such as California, Gambels, BlueScale or Bobwhites. They are kept in pairs only. The easy to keep Coturnix quail are kept 1 male to 5 or 6 females. They cannot be kept in pairs as the male will mate a couple hens to death, killing them. So stick with one of the new world birds if you are only interested in a pair.

    Good luck with all your poultry adventures!
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. 3 is better than 2 - that way if one is killed or dies a 'flock' still remains for companionship.
     
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  9. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. =) I'm happy to be here!
     

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