Hello - Newbie in Central Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Seatrout00, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Seatrout00

    Seatrout00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! While I started investigating getting chickens about 3 years ago, its not actually happening until now - we are working on a coop and chicks will come in January as we are heading out of town for the holidays.

    I am completely green, reading as much about keeping chickens as I can, so any advice is much appreciated.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us and congrats on your plans to start your own flock.

    You should visit the learning center - there's a lot of info there to help you get started.

    My advice is to build the coop and run larger than you think you need, will save adding on later.
     
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  3. Seatrout00

    Seatrout00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are making a good size coop - the run is a bit small but they will have my side yard all to themselves - probably about 20 feet by 80 feet - and will have access to the larger backyard as well on occasion.

    I have been living in the Learning Center this past month! Reading tons on breeds, health issues, how to build and predator proof your coop and so forth. I don't want to get done and wish I'd done something different - I hate that feeling.

    The breeds I am looking at are Barred Rocks and Australorps. I had though to get BR and RIR but folks on the forums sold me on Australorps. I am only planning on purchasing three of each - hoping out of those six chicks, to get four solid hens - giving myself a bit of room as baby chicks often die and sometimes roosters end up in the batch.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. BYC has a lot of members from Florida and one of them, NorthFlChick, posts regularly on this section. X2 on sunflour; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Nice to see another Floridian join the group! If you would like to say hello on our state thread, you can find it here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    If you have any questions, always feel free to ask. There's a ton of information available and a lot of friendly, helpful members.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sounds like you have a good plan. Welcome to BYC
     
  9. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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