Hello From Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spock2013, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Spock2013

    Spock2013 New Egg

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    My name is Anna and I recently came across this site while researching chickens. Me and my mom want to start a small flock, and I took initiative and started the research. We hope to be able to get chickens soon, so wish me luck. I'd like to get a coop built before then though, but hopefully that will be done before the end of summer.

    If any of you know good breeds that lay eggs pretty frequently, I'd be grateful for your input. I've read about quite a few breeds, but there are so many different reviews on them being loud/quiet. I'm looking for ones that aren't afraid to be handled/around people a lot. Also ones that are pretty quiet as to be curtious to our neighbors.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  4. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Spock2013, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! You did it right by researching first - best going in prepared! In terms of breeds, here are a couple of links you might find useful. My own personal picks - I love Buff Orpingtons, Speckled Sussex, Black Australorps, Black and Red Stars, and Easter Eggers for the colorful eggs. These breeds have been easy for me to calm down and hold. Good luck to you in your search!!

    Here is the BYC breeds link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    And here is a nifty chart that has great info:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Anna, search the forums and ask quesions and you will be able to make the plans for your flock. Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. Spock2013

    Spock2013 New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone. :) And a big thank you to you redsoxs for your opinion. I will make sure to look at those links, as well as check out the forums.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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