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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by highforestfarms, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. highforestfarms

    highforestfarms New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I'm brand new to the chicken world. The hubs just approved my plan to have a few backyard birds for eggs & a project for the little. I appreciate any tips or advice, coops, breeds, etc. I'm a fan of the Lavender Orpingtons & Barred Rock, based on some research & friend who have flocks. I really would like to have a healthy hearty breed to start with. Also what age chicken is the best to buy?
    Thanks,
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Those sound like some good breeds! I am not sure what age to buy. Maybe someone else will have some advice on that. :D
     
  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, you can get day old chicks mailed to you but you have to keep them in a brooder for 6 weeks ( some kind of a box with a heat light in it ) witch is the route we take. you don't have as good of chance of getting them sexed the way you want, but also don't have to worry as much about them infecting your current chickens with some disease. good luck to ya. :)
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Chicks are cute, inexpensive and fun to raise.

    Pullets are closer to laying so you get eggs sooner, and you can be sure of their sex.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and[​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    We've always gotten chicks, it's a cute experience watching them grow up, as long as you're sure to get hens if you aren't allowed roosters. :lol:
    The feed stores round here sell sexed chicks. You should be able to find some in your area.

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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

    highforestfarms New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I found a few hatcheries in my area, middle TN, but I don't think any of the feed stores around sell chicks on a regular basis. I have noticed that chicks are much cheaper than pullets, and they sound like a fun adventure. We don't have any restrictions on chickens in our area, so aside from annoying the neighbors I wouldn't mind a rooster.
     
  10. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky!


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