hello, new chicken owner in Tennessee.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jodie2528, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. jodie2528

    jodie2528 New Egg

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    Just got 4 Amerucanas to start. They are so cute. Hoping they will make a good dual purpose bird, that's what they told me when I bought them. But after reading here it seems the Brahma would have been a better choice
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined!
     
  3. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West Tn ! The Brahmas would have been the larger of the the two.
     
  4. yardbird53

    yardbird53 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I think you will enjoy them. You can always get a couple of other chicks later on when you're ready to add more. We had 4 older hens on our first go round and this time we got nine babies to raise up. It's amazing how fast they grow.
     
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  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from College Station, Texas. I love Ameraucanas (or Easter Eggers). They're great layers of good sized bluish-greenish eggs, and they're smart, friendly, curious, and sociable. They make terrific low-maintenance pets, who are fun to watch and care for, and who show their appreciation of your attentions by leaving you an egg almost every day. They're pretty light weight and probably not very meaty, but I'm a vegetarian so have no problem with that. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi from tx. I have read that amerucanas are meat birds. I have mine just for eggs and breeding. I also heard that barred rocks can be used as meat too. Good luck.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. jodie2528

    jodie2528 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for being so welcoming. I can't wait to soak up everyone's knowledge! I think when I add more I'll go for a bigger breed and do more research. So far the babies are all thriving!
     

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