Hello from Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Strysa, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Strysa

    Strysa Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I love this site! I have not actually started raising chickens yet, as I am still in the research mode but I wanted to introduce myself. I am really excited to get going and with a great forum like this one I don't think I will have any trouble getting all the answers I need. My husband and I have been talking about it for sometime now and we finally got all the materials for a coop just the other day. I had my first veggie garden this year and I had so much fun with it. I am really excited to get going on the new endeavor.
    I do have one question. I noticed that almost every one has a mixed flock. Are there any pros or cons to having only one breed in your flock verse having a mix of breeds? We are debating between getting Barreds and Rhode Island Reds, but maybe we will just do a few of each.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Once you start raising Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds, you'll want to get more chicken variety because you'll love them. I believe it's called chicken math.
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Its so much fun having a mixed flock. You really are able to tell them apart and all the pretty colors chickens come in. So much fun!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
     
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey i live in nothern idaho in the panhandle.
    welcome have fun and enjoy all they have to offer.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  6. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC! I was born in Idaho. [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] Welcome!
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    I like variety in my chickens and the eggs.

    Imp
     
  10. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm in Idaho too.
    I have a mixed flock, but my sisters first flock where all New Hampshires. The NHs are one of the best layers. Its fun to have a mixed flock because you can tell the chickens apart better that way [​IMG] good luck!
     

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