Hello from Washington's Olympic Peninsula

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wallis, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Wallis

    Wallis Out Of The Brooder

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    Although I grew up next door to my "chicken raising Gramma" I am just now (at 59 years old) going to start a flock of my own and I am happy! My custom built 7' x 7' coop with an attached, covered yard measuring 7' x 18' will be home to four pullets. While I've yet to settle on the breeds (I plan to get two each of two different breeds), it will be greatly influenced by what a local breeder has available mid to late-April when my setup is ready. I am considering Gingernut Rangers, RIR's and Golden or Black Stars. A different breeder also has Icelandics, which really appeal to me as well.
    So...here I go! Feel free to comment, advise, suggest...thanks!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Icelandics (check out this thread on BYC) are meant to be kept pure - unless you don't sell hatching eggs.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Wallis, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! No time like the present to get yourself some chickens! Of the breeds you mentioned I have had RIRs and Black Stars - both have been great. Good luck in your choice and have fun with your birds!
     
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  4. Wallis

    Wallis Out Of The Brooder

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    Redsoxs: Thanks for your comments on RIR'S and Black Stars. So many choices....
     
  5. Wallis

    Wallis Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input on Icelandics. Yes I am aware of breeding standards, which I won't be participating in. Mine will be kept for eggs and fun...no breeding here.
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. JanO

    JanO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from a fellow Washingtonian. [​IMG]
     
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  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

    Good luck with your decisions. I'm no good at it....which is why I have 30 :)
     
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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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