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Hello from Clarksville, TN!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by narh1406, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. narh1406

    narh1406 Hatching

    Aug 15, 2014
    Clarksville, TN
    Hellooooooo! We are starting our "backyard" flock and found this amazing site! We are currently researching chicken coop ideas for our climate and possible breeds (I am a research kind of gal [​IMG] ). We have over an acre of land and can have a max of 6 gals in our coop according to our hen ordinance. We have had family members raising chickens while living in CO and CA and we are ready to start our own chicken journey! I am so EXCITED! [​IMG]
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Have you stopped by our coops pages yet? Lots of great ideas from our members here that might help you build yours...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    And while you are there, take a look at our learning center as well. Lots of good tips on how much space chickens need, how to properly raise them and keep them happy healthy and safe...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Two Crows gave you good links to check out.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Feel free to ask plenty of questions!
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. There are some good breed comparison charts at http://albc-usa.etapwss.com/images/uploads/docs/pickachicken.pdf, http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx, and http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html. Also, Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breeds are best for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." If your looking for personal recommendations, I would recommend Black Sex Links if sheer egg production is your goal. They are hardy, friendly egg laying machines, consistently cranking out over 300 eggs per year. If you're thinking more the standard, dual-purpose breed route, I would recommend Black Australorps. They are extremely hardy (in both cold and heat), calm and friendly (my children, and now my grandduaughter, made lap pets our of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds you end up getting, good luck with your flock.
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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