"Hello" from East Tennessee!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kwalker, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. kwalker

    kwalker New Egg

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    My husband and I are working on plans for our chicken coop...we are interested in raising both chickens and turkey ( ANY advice on this idea would be so helpful...good breeds that do well together, anything at all, even coop design and raising them either together or separated)!! We came across this site by accident and loved it! We are here to get ideas and good advice! I love all that I see here and am happy to be a new part of your community![​IMG]
     
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello and, [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kwalker, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! I have a flock of 19 birds composed of 11 different breeds - chickens usually get along well if you get them as chicks. Generally, turkey and chickens are raised together (in the same pen at least) due to a disease the turkey gets called blackhead. Type the word blackhead in the BYC search bar and read the various threads. While many folks raise mixed flocks of turkeys and chickens, It is a good thing to research up on beforehand. Below are some links you also may find useful to get you started. Good luck on your journey and have fun!!

    General info for a good start on raising chickens:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    To learn more about turkeys:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/20/turkeys

    For info about coops:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance
     
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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. country places

    country places New Egg

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    Hello kwalker, I just joined the BYC site and while placing my introductory post I noticed your post and your location East Tennessee. We are also in East Tennessee(Halls area of Knoxville). We are planning on raising Plymouth Rock chickens. Welcome to the site.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from between Michigan :D
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Best of luck with your new chicks and turkeys
     
  9. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome !!
    I have learned a lot from youtube (search for "polyface chickens")
    here is a youtube on coop design

    lots of good coop, feeder, and water systems on this site as well as every other idea that pertains ot chickens, I spend hours on this site since finding it in January
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     

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