Hello from HOT Central Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by slugdog, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. slugdog

    slugdog New Egg

    Jul 16, 2016
    Still trying to talk my wife into getting a few chickens for fresh eggs and meat. She has memories of her grandmother's chickens which includes a grassless back yard, and she loves her lawn. We try to eat organic, so hopefully she'll go for the cost savings. Organic chicken breasts cost about $5-6 bucks apiece! Anyway, look forward to doing some research here and finding answers to questions I'll undoubtedly have!
  2. Cluckington101

    Cluckington101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2016
    Auburn, Wa
    Hello and welcome to BYC
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I think you would enjoy checking our your state thread. Just put Texas in the searchbox and it will pop up.

    I'm sure the locals could tell you what breeds handle the climate and which type of coop works best for them.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Good luck with convincing wifey - likely to be a marathon, rather than a sprint, but hopefully male "logic" will win the day :)

    Best wishes
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] If you put a limited number of chickens on a well cared for lawn they should do fine and not too much damage. Right now I have a postage stamp backyard, half of which is cement, one pen with a hen and her brood, which I move around, 3 more hens and 3 youngsters running around and they are not even close to keeping the grass down, never mind destroy it. Note I'm in Ireland, we don't get a load of sun and heat here either! So I'd say with a small number of birds, you'll be fine.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by