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Hello from Western PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chaos18, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Just joined cause I want me some chickens. I'm looking for purely egg laying at this point in time probably only 2-3 hens (for now). Was contemplating on the idea of letting them free range a little bit as well but none of my yard is fenced, it's a big yard with woods on three sides and a road on the fourth. Any suggestions for chickens that lay lots of eggs and would stay fairly close to there tractor?
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! I would suggest Australorps.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Sorry, and I would suggest Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, and Barred Rocks.
     
  4. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Thanks for the welcome and suggestions.
     
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Welcome! I'm from Western PA too! :) As for hard core egg layers I have had luck with leghorns, golden comets and tetra tints. :)
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Some of the best egg layers include Red Sex-Links, Black Sex-Links, Leghorns, Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, and Plymouth Rocks.
     
  7. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Do any of these breeds stay closer to home (the tractor/coop) than the others?
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. With woods on three sides, you probably will have a strong, varied predator existence. Everything loves chicken. Even if they stay close to home, predators will still come and visit them for an easy meal. They really need a Ft.Knox of a coop and run to keep them alive.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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