HELLO from Katy Tx...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adiekaty, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. adiekaty

    adiekaty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    Im totally new and clueless. researching as much as i can so i do this new venture right! Were building a coop next weekend, starting small, only 2-3 hens. Looking for friendly and of course cute ones! Egg layers are the purpose. Like i said, new and clueless.. Is there a starter breed so to speak? Any and all info will be greatly appreciated. Hope to hear from you all soon!!
    Adrienne
     
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  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC

    There are so many beautiful fluffy and friendly egg layers out there. You will want to build that coop extra big so you can have a few of every color

    Check out the breeds tab at the top of the page and good luck deciding :)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Adrienne, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Take heart! We were all beginners once - you'll be an old hand in no time. Below are some links to kick start your learning curve. I don't know if there is a starter breed - although some are more docile than others.

    Here is a handy dandy chart that gives the various attributes of a lot of breeds.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Here is the Learning Center link where you can learn what you need to know to raise and manage our flock.

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

    Here is the Baby Chicks forum - it is Q & A but read the old threads for lots of great information.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    Also, on your coop - use hardware cloth - at least from the ground to at least 16" inches up - chicken wire will not keep predators out - hardware cloth is much better!! Good luck and have fun on your journey!!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Tongiechick

    Tongiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey whats up its cool that you live in katy Texas my dad lives there and is also building a coop. his looks like the white house

    hope the weather is nice there we just got about half a foot of snow
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. adiekaty

    adiekaty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,
    Thanks for the replies, didn't see them until today! Although, I have been on this site non stop for two weeks!! Tons of great info!!
    Anyhow, Our "TWO" chickens turned into "SIX!" We ended up with an Americana, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Silver Laced Wynadotte and two Silkies, white and blue. (Our daughter thought she needed two, since they would be so much smaller than the other hens) Anyhow, they're happily in the study being kept warm in a rabbit hutch. A few ppl. told me buy a few extra, you will lose some.. that worried me, we were all attaché the first day! So far, all is great! We are still undecided about the coop, I have looked at thousands of photos.. Brain overload! But hoping to narrow down my decision this week, so we can get started!
    Adrienne :))
     
  10. adiekaty

    adiekaty Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello... Thank you so much for the info!!! Much appreciated!
    Adrienne
     
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