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Hello from MN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by countrygirlkp, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. countrygirlkp

    countrygirlkp New Egg

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    Hello from MN! We are new to chickens, my husband is just finishing our coop so I am getting excited about purchasing our first chickens. We are planning on getting 12 layers and 13 meat birds, I am quickly learning about different breeds and which ones will perform the best, so if anyone has a recommendation please feel free to share. I have heard not to purchase chickens from the local feed store so I am looking at ordering from a hatchery. I have a 8 & 9 year old so it will be a family affair, and they do know these are not pets and will be butchered or used for their intended purpose. I am thankful for this forum and I hope to learn lots and make some friends along the way.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] from Texas.
    I happen to love Turken/Naked Neck hens for layers myself. They are a great dual purpose bird. They lay very well, have a very good feed to egg ratio. Dont mind confinement.
    I just love mine.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio...glad you joined
     
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Welcome from Riverside CA. Orpingtons would be good where you live! I would not get the fast growing Cornish X Rocks and/or Cornish Roasters. They grow too fast and have soo many health problems you will be sorry. I would not advise them for first time chicken raisers.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Google the Henderson Chicken Chart for very helpful breed information
     

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