Hello from sunny so cal.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Raskal311, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Raskal311

    Raskal311 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2012
    Hi folks,

    I’ve been reading and browsing this site for about two hours a day for the past two weeks. Since I’m picking up my chicks tomorrow I though I’d jump in a say hi.

    I have a few question as well. Generally speaking in terms of egg production is it better to keep one breed in a coop/run vs. mix/rainbow? Also my goal is to end up with 4 egg producing hens, how many chicks should I start out with? I was thinking 8 then give way any extra I end up with at 6-8 weeks.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  2. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from North MS!!! Glad you joined!! I don' t think it really matters if you have all the same breed or a mix unless you plan on hatching chicks to sell or something like that. And 8 is a good # to start with if you want 4 laying eventually, since you never know what's going to happen, and like you said, you can always sell them if you end up with more than you intended. Good luck with your new chicks!!
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    [​IMG][​IMG] from the chicken coop!!!
  4. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    so. cal orange county
    greetings neighbor!
    where from so cal are you? i have a small mix flock so i can have at least 1 or 2 eggs a day... my marans, my best layer, is laying 1 egg a day... 4 or 5 days out of a week i get 3 at a time from my marans, leghorn and EE and it's always nice to collect blue,white and brown eggs. i also got a buff orpington becacuse they say they are good winter layers, but so far i am still waiting for her first egg...luckily for me my flock isn't all buff orps so i am not waiting and waiting hehe have fun whatever you decide you'll have a blast good luck
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. Raskal311

    Raskal311 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Orange County :)
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Welcome from cold icky Missouri! [​IMG]
  9. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    [​IMG] from Texas
  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

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