hello from NE Mississippi....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bmiss, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. bmiss

    bmiss Out Of The Brooder

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    Im in ne miss and lately ive become really interested in becoming more self reliant....

    i'm an organic farmer (veggies, fruits, etc) and have recently become interested in getting a few chickens. im wanting the chickens for the eggs, meat, and for their poop/fertilizer.

    i'm wanting to start off with a rooster and maybe 6-8 hens. i have been doing research and i'm leaning toward getting some: buff, barred, partridge rocks and speckled sussex.

    would those four types be good starter birds?

    any advice/comments will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us!
    excellent choice!
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    sounds like a plan!! [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Hey neighbor, Welcome to byc![​IMG]
     
  5. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome bmiss!
     
  6. kaom

    kaom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good to see you here [​IMG] WELCOME!
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] Welcome [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Sounds like a solid plan to me.
     
  9. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi bmiss and welcome to byc from michigan [​IMG]

    Everyone has their favorites for different reasons. I enjoy speckled sussex for their friendly, calm personalities. For egg production I prefer delawares, welsummers, and EE's. The henderson chicken chart is a great place to research breeds

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

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