Hello from Keller, TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adstoffels, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. adstoffels

    adstoffels In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    I am so excited to start my new flock. I had one a year ago and they all got sick. :(. I'm nervous that will happen again. Anyone have thoughts on vaccinations and how that will effect eggs? We love the eggs. I am also trying to decide how many to get. We have a dog side run on our house that we have turned into a chicken coop and run. We let them out a couple of times a week in the backyard. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated. Also, I love cute chicks but I don't want to wait the twenty weeks til they start laying. Does anyone know who might be selling laying hens fully grown?
    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. P-Funk

    P-Funk Songster

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    Hi and welcome from Colorado [​IMG] A laying flock of hens could be difficult to find. Try going to 'Where am I? Where are you!' in 'Social' and look for Texas. Who knows, you may get lucky and find someone down the road!
     
  3. GFamily

    GFamily Chirping

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    Craigslist always has laying hens for sale in our area. I live close to you, but I don't have laying hens yet. So, I would search on there. Trust me, I do it all the time and it's VERY tempting!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, adstoffels, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Here's a good read on vaccinations:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030

    Many hatcheries vaccinate chicks before shipping them, ask if you order chicks. Ditto with older chickens, ask if they have been vaccinated at any stage and against what. Here are some articles (from our Learning Center) that will give you more info and advice on keeping your flock healthy and happy:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/maintaining-a-healthy-flock

    Best of luck for the second time round and fingers crossed everything go well for you this time!
     
  7. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

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    welcome from INDIANA
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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

    adstoffels In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I will be reading away today! I forgot about Craigslist. I'll check into that.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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