Hello from North Port, FL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcnheff, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. mcnheff

    mcnheff Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. My name is M.C. (Mary Caren). My hubby just made our first chicken tractor/coop/run today. We were getting our fresh eggs from friends and looked into having our own. We have been doing some research - especially on BYC! We were going to make our own tractor, but while at TSCo we purchased a kit. It's not barn red, but will fit our needs perfectly. We can't wait to get started with adults. Should we start with juvenile hens or adults? Our kids are excited too (12 & 7 years old).
    Thanks for helping out the newbie everyone!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, M.C., and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I've always raised my birds form chicks so I can't advice on what age you should get. Best of of luck with your birds.
     
  3. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]I'm thinking that adults may not be too welcoming of children. If you had chicks they would grow up with kids around them, and maybe more sociable.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. mcnheff

    mcnheff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the greetings all. :) we got our new flock last night.
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC

    Yay for a new flock. Would love to see pics when you have time to post
     
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  9. litljenarey

    litljenarey Out Of The Brooder

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    A big hello from Venice!!! Welcome to the community. If your on Facebook, join the Sarasota CLUCK page. Lots of local people.
    Did you get adult or chicks? What kinds?
     
  10. mcnheff

    mcnheff Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought 4 cochin bantams at the Arcadia small animal auction last night. Learned A LOT! 1 hen for sure & 3 pullets, I think. If not then they are 3 hens & 1 pullet. The other farmer looking the same set as me raises both Cochin and silkies. There was 1 gorgeous grey silkie, but neither of us could telk uf it was a rooster so I passed on the silkie.
     

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