Hello from Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by davidcripps, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. davidcripps

    davidcripps New Egg

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    I cannot wait to order my chickens this spring and get started. There are so many breeds to choose from as well as hatcheries. I raised chickens several years ago, but now I have moved out of city limits and can enjoy having chickens again...woohoo....
     
  2. JoyMar

    JoyMar New Egg

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    I too am moving outside of town again, finally. I cannot stand being in town. I know some people love it, but not me. I like my freedom. I grew up in the country and that is where I want to be. :)
    I am going to be building some coops asap, so I can hopefully start my brood this spring. I love chickens and other feathered creatures. I can hardly wait.
    Can you suggest some hatcheries?
     
  3. bstromgren

    bstromgren Out Of The Brooder

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    I've always had good luck with Ideal Poultry. The one time my chicks arrived a day late and half dead, they immediately resent my order. I have also ordered a lot of chicks from Murray McMurray. In fact, I just got their new catalog last Friday, The best part of my year, I usually wear the catalog out during the winter reading it. The competition is tough among hatcheries, so excellent service is pretty much mandatory from all of them. Good luck with your brood and happy holidays.
     
  4. shelbydog

    shelbydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello fellow Okies! Be sure to introduce yourselves on the Okies in the BYC III thread in the Where Am I section. I got the majority of my started flock (about 30 at this time) from fellow Okie BYCers. I'm going to be ordering 30 sexed pullet chicks from Ideal Poultry early next year. I choose Ideal for breed availability and closeness (they are in Texas).
     
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  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Plan and prepare now, and you will be ready in the spring. Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. davidcripps

    davidcripps New Egg

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    Thanks. I am already planning my chicken coop/house. It's just that from what i am reading to house 25-30 chickens, i will have to build a house. I plan on letting them free range on the weekends when I am off work and at home, but still it says 4 sq ft per chicken....wow that is going to be one big house.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    if you have an outdoor run, they would require 10 sg. feet per bird. 4 sq. feet per bird in coop,is not much if they are going to spend a lot of time indoors, especially during really bad weather.

    Crowded chickens fight and peck, feather pick etc. You may want to consider having fewer birds so you won't require as much room.
     

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