Hello from Florida!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by seviesnape, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. seviesnape

    seviesnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all,
    So I don't have any chickens YET but I have been thinking about getting some for over 2 years now. I would like to have 6-8 for my own egg production. I live in the city and can only have pullets and hens.

    I breed and show Australian Cattle Dogs and I am very serious about producing quality well bred examples of the breed without any health problems so I DNA test and OFA my dogs. I can always feed them any extra eggs , I know they would love them!
    I would like to find some nice quality chickens from good stock, once I started reading I realized I needed to stay away from the hatcheries so any hints on how to go about this? I see we have swaps at some of the feed stores but they are always on Saturdays and I work every Saturday!
    I am researching coops right now , I am handy and can build one but it may be easier to buy one, has anyone purchased one that can house up to 8 ? Any sugestions, I can easily add to it .....
    Thanks, i am excited to be here!
    Missie
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. seviesnape

    seviesnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio, so glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi & Welcome!!
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  6. seviesnape

    seviesnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all! I am really looking forward to getting some nice chicks and getting involved!
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    I know that sometimes the people on BYC hold swaps too, you could check out the Meet ups and swaps or Where am I, where are you sections to find people near you who might be able to provide you with chickens.

    Enjoy the site. :D
     
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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