Hello from Calvert County Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Raven48, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Raven48

    Raven48 New Egg

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    I'm a potential newbie to raising a small flock of backyard chickens. Right now I've subscribed to this wonderful website and am gathering and reading as much as I can before jumping in with both feet.

    I live on an acre in a development that is zoned forest and farmland so I'm researching chickens that are quiet and calm. Don't want to upset neighbors with morning rooster calls. Looking to own about six total (3 different breeds). Suggestions on breeds are welcome.

    I am married with two boys. I'm a hobby beekeeper (2 hives), gardener, birdwatcher, and pet owner (3 indoor cats and lots of tropical fish). I home educate my two boys (secular) and hope the chickens can be a "pathway" to some sort of discovery.

    I look forward to reading future posts.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are so many breeds to choose from and no two are the same! Some are flighty, some are adorable, some are egg factories and some even lay pretty coloured eggs. Why don't you have a look through the Breeds section here and this handy little chicken chart:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html to give you some ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  4. 20736

    20736 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME!
    We live right behind Northern High School, so let me know whatever help you need.
    I may even have some free chickens for you.
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio.....so glad you joined us. Best of luck with your new chickens
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Raven48, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! So many breeds to pick from!! I agree with sumi's advice - happy searching!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    If you want quiet chickens, do not get a rooster [​IMG]
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Study and search the forums, ask questions, plan and you will be all set for your poultry adventure. Beekeeping is a lot of fun!
     

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