Hello from Oklahoma.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Terrace, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Terrace

    Terrace Out Of The Brooder

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    On my old place I had free range game chickens. Now I need to learn to keep chickens in a coop and a flight pen.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any particular breeds in mind?
     
  3. Terrace

    Terrace Out Of The Brooder

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    Picking a breed might be the hard part.
    I mostly want friendly good looking chickens. Bantam. Kind of leaning towards orpinton. Or polish.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Orpingtons are great breeds to keep...Buff Orps or Black Australorps...both of these breeds are very friendly, docile, they tolerate being kept in runs, great layers and very hardy over all.

    Good luck in which ever breed you choose and welcome to our flock!
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps. I have both and agree completely with TwoCrows assessment. They are also both good layers (Australorps are excellent layers). I've also had Golden Polish and they are nice, beautiful, friendly birds as well, although not as good at laying as the other two breeds. Whatever breed you decide on, good luck with your flock.
     
  6. Terrace

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    I won't need a lot of eggs. It is just me.

    The plan is to get a coop and a run ready in the fall. Then start looking for chickens in the spring.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  8. Terrace

    Terrace Out Of The Brooder

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    There are a lot of coops in there.

    I think I need some where around 8X8.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The general rule of thumb is 4 sq. ft. per bird minimum for the coop floor area and 10 sq. ft. per bird mimimum for the run floor area, but more is always better. Overcrowding can quickly lead to aggression, feather plucking, and even cannibalism.
     
  10. Terrace

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    An 8X10 coop should do. With a 10X16 run. Five or ten birds should make me happy.
     

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