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retiredmama

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 30, 2013
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Lakeview, OR
I'm sooooo new to all this! I was a city girl until 2007. Lakeview is a little town in the High Desert South-East portion of Oregon. I've decided to be a chicken girl! We ordered our coop which will get here in a week. My hubby will put it together (how long will that take???) And we will be sectioning off a portion of our yard for the hens to roam. We will then be getting 3-4 hens Juveniles (2 Americana, 2 ?, and 2-3 Bantams of my choice.) I can't find anyplace to get/order some Bantam Silkie (color?) chicks that I could raise! Actually I can't find any Bantams to get at all! We shall see...
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
2,073
463
North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, retiredmama, and
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! Pleased you joined us! I guess if you ordered a prefab coop it will depend on your hubby's handyman skills - I'd think no longer than half a day. Unless he's like me...and then I'd say half a day plus a week or so! You might be able to chat with some locals in the OR link of the thread below and see if they have a lead on any bantams. Good luck to you!

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

Or you can check out this link:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries
 

cstronks

Songster
Mar 12, 2013
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New Jersey
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!! Good to have you aboard! You ordered a prefab coop? It shouldn't take too long to assemble, providing all the correct materials are sent and you have the proper tools. Prefab coops can also be small, so you may want to hold off on getting any other chicks until you know exactly how much space you will have. Check Meyer Hatchery for silkies. This link shows silkie availability...basically they only have males through the summer. Good Luck!
http://www.meyerhatchery.com/produc...ntams&grd_prodone_filter=PRODUCT_ID = 'WTSBS'
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
137,359
257,542
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Out to pasture
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when you have 20 posts you can participate in the Buy/sell/trade forum on BYC, you could even put up a Wanted ad - and list what you are looking for
 

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