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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ClukClukCluk, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. ClukClukCluk

    ClukClukCluk Hatching

    Jan 27, 2011

    I have been reading the forums and checking out everyone's coop pictures the last few days and I finally decided to register.

    A little about myself.

    I am a 37 year old male who has plenty of time on his hands currently. I live in central florida. I just started a small garden for the first time and I am interested in raising chickens for the eggs. I don't need many so I will only need just a few chickens.

    I looked at the thread with the content of the ugliest coop picture's. Which I must say was very interesting. I have gotten many idea's from that thread as where to start with it.

    My wife said she had chickens when she was young and they stunk. Well, from the research I found here, I think that won't be the case anymore. As things in the chicken raising has changed. I am slowly working on her to " OK " the chicken Idea. One day she will come home and I will have a coop built. Then I guess she will just have to let me have one or 2 [​IMG]

    From all the responses I have read to other postings, everyone here is full of great information and share it eagerly [​IMG]. I appreciate that in a forum and it's member's.

    I do have a question for anyone who can answer this question.....

    As I only have the need for maybe 2 dozen eggs a month, anymore I will give to my neighbors, and the fact I am just learning about raising chickens, what would be the best breed of chicken for me to purchase interms of care and small egg production. Any input would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance....


  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  3. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
  4. karimw

    karimw Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Eastern IA
    Welcome! Chickens are such fun! I went from wanting "just a couple" to building breeder pens in less than a year [​IMG] One thing I will say is you probably should have more than one. They really do need company if they aren't going to share your living room though I gather from what you said about your wife that's not going to happen [​IMG]

    There are a lot of great breeds and types out there and everyone has their favorites. My advice is to check out the breed threads and see what qualities appeal to you. Good luck!
  5. herechickychicky

    herechickychicky In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2010
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Hi and [​IMG] . When you get your chickens tell her they come in pairs or order from a hatchery where you have to get 'so many' just to order from them.
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  10. ClukClukCluk

    ClukClukCluk Hatching

    Jan 27, 2011
    Thanks for the Welcomes.... [​IMG]

    I checked out the Breed Selector. Great idea. I must have missed it while searching around.

    I was checking out the Leghorns as a potential. I would only need 2. At least to start. I don"t have an issue giving eggs away if needed but I don't want to over due it when I first start out in case it isn't enjoyable to me.

    What does everyone think about the Leghorn's?

    I couldn't really determine if they are loud or not. The hens I mean.

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