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Hello from Central Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bugtusslebandit, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. bugtusslebandit

    bugtusslebandit New Egg

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    New guy here. Just started with a good looking Cochin rooster (Maximus Wayne) and two Cochin hens (Momma Bird and Golden Toes) two Red Stars, one Black Star and one Barred Rock. Friendliest flock around. I'm about to receive my first little group of Marans which I'm stoked about. Good times....
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you are putting together a nice flock! Good luck with the Marans, hope they all arrive safely, those chocolate eggs are something to look forward to!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Good luck with all your projects and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. I've had all of your breeds at one time or another over the past 50 years, and you really do have a friendly flock. My children made lap pets out of our Cochins. You also have some excellent layers as well. Red and Black Stars are two of many labels under which some hatcheries market their Red and Black Sex Links and they are egg laying machines. I've raised both sex link varieties for years and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. I've especially been impressed with the friendliness of my Black Sex Links and their ability to lay well even in the coldest winter weather. You will love the look of the chocolate eggs that your Marans will lay. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     
  8. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!!!!!! Glad you joined the flock!!!!!
     
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] We're glad to have you here! [​IMG]
    Cochins are the friendliest, fluffiest chickens!
     
  10. bugtusslebandit

    bugtusslebandit New Egg

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    Thank yall for the warm welcome:)
    Questions:
    Health and conditions. They forage all day under our oak trees. It's not cold here yet but at what point is it too cold for them to go outside?
    2:is it good to put feed and water inside the coop?
    3:I've bought some non-gmo scratch and non-gmo laying pellets. What and when and a how much and whatever else I forgot:)
    4:how often to clean the coop? I'd go overboard probably if I could just because I want them to be the healthiest they can be.
    5:are there any diseases I should be aware of?
    Thanks in advance for any help:)
     

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