Hello from long Island, Ny

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by capnjb, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. capnjb

    capnjb Just Hatched

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    Hello, I'm totally new to chicken farming. My family and I decided to raise some chickens for eggs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We decided to just jump right in. Our local livestock supplier will be getting chick's on March 1.
    If anyone could suggest a great egglayer and is great to handle for my 9 year old.
    Thanks can't wait to raise some chics, we're all excited.
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!!

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of great info on all the aspects you will need know about raising and keeping your birds... https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    As for breeds, I am a huge fan of Black Australorps and Buff Orpingtons. VERY docile gentle birds for kids, very hearty birds for both heat and cold, wonderful layers that don't have a lot of issues with laying, and just fun loving birds all around. But here is a nice page I use to get some ideas on the other breeds that are out there... http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Welcome....[​IMG]

    If you can find a Speckled Sussex, my Fave for a first chicken, you would do well to.

    They are good to look at and love to be loved. Mine attack me to be the first held or petted when I go into their pen.

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  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to the coop! I am so glad you decided to join the flock and I hope you'll make yourself at home here! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, capnjb, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Looks like you've gotten some great links and advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens[​IMG]
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under capnjb [​IMG] Welcome!

    TwoCrows has given you some great starting points so I will send you best wishes and also to your flock when they arrive .. very exciting!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  9. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's nice to have you here!
     

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