Hello from Nebraska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ruthie, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. ruthie

    ruthie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited! I have 6 2 day old barred rock chicks in the kitchen. A hubby who helped me build an incubator and 2 sheds that he helped me make into coops. A 5 year old grandson with a hundred and one questions about the chickens. I forgot to mention that I am new to chickens. I have been doing a lot of research and this is the best site I have found. My problem now is what to do with an empty incubator and 2 coops. Any suggestions on what type of chickens would be good for a 5 year old? I would like different breeds. I am sure I will have a lot of questions so thanks in advance
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff orpingtons are very nice.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

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  4. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hey, ruthie! Congrats on your new chicks!!!! On chickens and 5 year olds... that is a toughie... one thing you might want to do is to go to www.mypetchicken.com -- they have a really nice section on how to pick a breed - you can select features like temperament, appearance, and their little script will list for you the breeds that meet your specifications!!! [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. ruthie

    ruthie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like a kid in a candy store, so much to chose from. I like them all. We get very cold winters. Are some breeds more cold hardy than others? I wouldn't want to get something that would not do well in this area.
     
  6. ruthie

    ruthie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'll do that. He has been good so far he looks but doesn't touch. I told him I will help him hold one when they are a little older, he thinks it's sad that they don't have a mother. When I know the incubator holds the proper temp and humidity. I will look into getting some eggs.
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
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    Welcome To BYC from NC
     
  9. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Hey, cool the nebraska group is growing!!
    Where are you located?
    There are many breeds that are cold hardy, but it depends what you want the chicks for, (meat, eggs, pets, showing, breeding, etc.)
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] I have to agree with the Buff Orpingtons....
     

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