Hello from our 3 acres in Union County, NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Four4me, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Four4me

    Four4me New Egg

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    My husband and I decided to jump into backyard chickens 2.5 years ago. We had a beautiful coop made for our anniversary present. We started out on less than 1/2 acre in Durham, NC. The kids, and especially our daughter, adored our chicks. We have a happy flock of 2 Rhodies and 2 Ameraucanas which we know understand is lucky as it's not great to mix breeds of chickens. Late this summer, we relocated to Union County to 3 acres and moved the coop and ladies. Good to join up with other chicken lovers!
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I think it's fine to mix breeds, however crested breeds tend to get picked on since they can't see very well. Congrats on your new home :)
     
  3. kubota girl

    kubota girl Out Of The Brooder

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    glad to have ya
     
  4. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I have a couple mixed flocks and it is just fine. I just separate my breeding flocks when I wish to hatch out chicks.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    X2 on what Liz said about the crested birds. But it sure is fun to have many different types of breeds.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Its not always a bad idea to mix birds- as long as you don't have a bird at a disadvantage, like crested birds or Silkies, they often get along fine. I have a mixed flock with three different breeds.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here [​IMG]
     

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