Hello from Washington parish louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bella63, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Bella63

    Bella63 New Egg

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    Hello everyone
    I am totally new to raising chickens. I am starting the building of a coop this weekend (thank you BYC for ideas/plans) and plan to acquire 4 hens in a few weeks.

    I went to the larger local feed store to inquire about where to buy chickens and the nice man there told me I had several options-the store has chicks in March, farmers market has people who sell them and his son raises chickens -told me where he lives and it's less than two miles from me. I stopped by and met his son and his wife and arranged to come back in a couple weeks to purchase some hens. I am very excited. The young man had several breeds and seemed quite knowledgable.

    I have only lived in the "country" since hurricane Katrina- but I am looking forward to this new adventure. I hope to meet new friends and learn from more experienced chicken enthusiasts.

    This website has been extremely helpful so far-thanks.
     
  2. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome from st tammany
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your chicks. Do you know what breeds he has?
     
  5. Bella63

    Bella63 New Egg

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    He has a variety of breeds , some he keeps separate for "pure" breeding others are mixed. I haven't learned all the names yet but I will post pictures and breeds when I get mine. I do know he has Ginny's that run free and nest in the trees above his coops. I will not be starting with Ginny's. This young man also has ducks, geese, turkeys.

    Thank you -I am sure I will have questions as things progress.
     
  6. Bella63

    Bella63 New Egg

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    My cousin and his wife have silkies in Slidell.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Keep us posted and let us know what breeds you end up getting. :eek:)
     
  8. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and have a Happy New Year! [​IMG] I wish you luck whatever breed you get.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Good luck with your future flock.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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