Hello! Getting our first chickens this month!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RedneckHippieChick, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. RedneckHippieChick

    RedneckHippieChick New Egg

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    Hi, I am new here and just wanted to introduce myself as I browse around and learn more about the site. I am a mom of 3 and we are planning on getting our first chickens this month. We are in South Florida and plan to convert our daughters old wooden playhouse (that DH built for her) into our coop. We plan to let them free range most of the day since I stay home. We are still deciding what types of chickens to get. I'm looking forward to learning more about raising chickens in the coming months.
     
  2. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

    Always good to freerange!

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  3. chickathon

    chickathon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello from West Virginia! I would look for breeds that do well in hot weather. There is nothing more exciting than getting your first chickens! I'm excited for you! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your house!
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  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great have fun with them. [​IMG] Hi, from Big Bear Calif, always good to meet another feather brainier. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you aboard and best of luck with your new chickens!
     
  10. SuttonHeritageFarm

    SuttonHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC family!

    I have heard that Naked Neck Turkens do well in the heat. I would also recomend silkies, showgirls and cochins. Mine are great with all the kids who visit the farm. If you are looking for egg layers Easter eggers are fun since they lay green eggs. Orpingtons and Barred Rocks are good layers along with Rhode Island Reds. There are so many great breeds out there! Have fun learning more about poultry! I would have never thought that the chickens would be some of my favorite animals on the farm!

    Clucks,
    Sutton Heritage Farm
     

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