Hello, from Portland, Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by whitjanis, Jan 21, 2019.

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  1. whitjanis

    whitjanis In the Brooder

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    My family had chickens when I was very little and now I'm taking the steps to get my own. I have lots of wonderful memories of those chickens.
    I think I'm going to get Australorps. And maybe a couple other breeds. Presently looking for people with experience with Australorps, to make sure they are the right ones for me.
     
  2. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    Howdy and :welcome
    So glad you decided to join our "egg-ceptional" community! :jumpy

    Australorps are a GREAT breed, they've been the sweetest chicken I've ever had. And great egg layers too. If you have any other questions feel free to PM me. :)
     
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Unfortunately for me, my BA is the most skittish girl I have. But she lays well especially this winter.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  5. Trux

    Trux Songster

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  6. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    No experience with Australorps. Nice eggs from what I know about them.

    Welcome to BYC! You can definitely find information in the Reviews section on the Australorp breed.
     
  7. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! I have wanted Australorps, but have never had them.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. I like Australorps - they may tend to be broody depending upon the strain.
     
  9. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC from Western Washington. We've been getting a lot of new members from Oregon lately, so you've got lots of folks who raise birds in a similar climate to yours on this website.

    I do have some experience with Australorps, and I think they are a great breed. Usually they are excellent layers, and they are pretty calm but not sluggish, as some breeds can be. If you start with chicks, spending lots of time with them and handling them some can tip the odds in your favor that your birds will be friendly, if that is what you want.
     
  10. Coop Z-ville

    Coop Z-ville Songster

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    Welcome! I have 2 Australorps (Winn and Dixie) in my small mixed flock . I love them! They are my most outgoing chickens, running to greet me and stay to chat! They always seem to have something to say, are not fussy eaters, great layers of large to extra large brown eggs, and just a lot of fun. I can always count on them for a chuckle. They love attention and love to be held. I would definitely get this breed again!
     

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