Hello from Washington state!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shellannchick, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. shellannchick

    shellannchick New Egg

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    We are new to raising chickens. We live in eastern Washington. My husband and father are busy building our coop. I have been studying this sight for awhile now, looking at the coops posted here and getting ideas for our coop. We are getting our chicks this week. I think I am more excited than the kids are! Would welcome any and all advice. We get cold winters and hot summers. We are wanting chickens for the eggs. I have ideas on breeds, but would love advice. Thanks!
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    If you're looking for layers, sex links are probably the best. They're available from almost every feed store around here, and lay an egg a day for two years straight.
    Buff orpingtons are very popular with families, as they're really friendly birds.

    As for the whole temperature thing, I have no advice. I don't know much about many breeds, but our sex links have survived the hot summers fine.

    Hope you find any advice you need on the forum. :frow
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  4. ForeverAvian

    ForeverAvian Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your chicks and coop building! ^^
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Google the Henderson Chicken Chart for help with breed research
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
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    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  9. greymane

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