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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rgwhite, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Rgwhite

    Rgwhite Hatching

    Mar 24, 2016
    Lebanon, TN

    My name is Ronnie. I live in the Middle TN area. I have been on this site before looking for backyard coop plans, but decided to join because I am having trouble locating the types of Chicks I would like to buy, and also would love some advice! I am about to embark on my first journey of having chickens, and look forward to any advice or help I can get from any of you! Thank you in advance for any of your comments!

    I would like to own a few Dominique's, mainly because a favorite Uncle of mine had some and I have fond memories of him. Do any of you know of anyone in the Middle TN area that has them for sale?

    Also, what other breeds are good layers, and very docile? maybe I should ask which Chickens make the best pets when you have a 5 year old Son? I think he is as excited as I am, and I would love for him to have Chickens that he can interact with, as opposed to having chickens that scare him, or are always scared of him...

    Thanks again! I look forward to any and all comments!


  2. ThaatGurl

    ThaatGurl In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2016
    Hi! I'm new too, just bought my first girl today. I chose a silver laced wyandotte after all research said their docile. Mine is completely spoiled to being carried around after only being home a few hours, lol. I have a toddler and a 6yo with ODD so time will tell if I made a good choice. Hope this was helpful at all and good luck. :)
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  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Once you have 20 posts, you can use the buy-sell-trade forum here on BYC.

    As for docile chickens, there's an article in the Learning Center called something like "Pickin' the Right Frickin' Chicken". That might help you select the breeds best suited to your needs.

    Good luck on your new adventure!
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  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Ronnie and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    I wish you all the best in your new adventure!

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Ronnie, nice to meet you. Glad you have become an official member of BYC. To meet bycers in your area, you can post on your state thread. Just put state in the search box and it will pop up. You may even have chickeners for neighbors. Have you visited the Learning Center?
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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