Hello from Idaho

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

  1. Strysa

    Strysa In the Brooder

    Nov 22, 2011
    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 Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    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. 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 Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    hey i live in nothern idaho in the panhandle.
    welcome have fun and enjoy all they have to offer.
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  6. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

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

  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] Welcome!
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    I like variety in my chickens and the eggs.

  10. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

    Feb 12, 2010
    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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