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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JDB99, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. JDB99

    JDB99 Chirping

    Jun 25, 2016
    I'm from Eastern OK. I've grown up around farm animals my whole life, but just recently built my own chicken coop. I have 30 Buff orpington pullets at around 15 weeks old. So far they are great.

  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Songster

    We are glad you've joined us!
    Buff Orpingtons are a great breed to start your chicken obsession with.
    They are friendly and sweet. I have several and I really enjoy them.
    Are you aiming to have an egg business soon?
    Tell us about your coop and run!
  3. i love buff orpingtons too, mine are very sweet but demand attention and food by tugging on my pants!
  4. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    Hey there
    @JDB99 and above all I would like to say... Happy Birthday to you... wait wrong welcome lol I meant to say...
    I hope you are enjoying BYC so far and it looks like from your intro you are getting pretty used to the chicken world! That is awesome you built your very own coop! I could never be able to do that by myself! I heard from many people that Buff Orpington's are very good breed and I am planning on getting a few soon to add to my flock! Since they are around 4 months old almost expect eggs in about 2 more months from the hens which are all of them. If your chickens lay a egg a day that is 210 eggs a week, 840 a month, and 10,080 a year. That is a lot of eggs! Well I have some links to give you and the first one is the most important it is the Learning Center which no matter how experienced you are will help you learn at least one thing but most likely more.
    The other three are less broad, but if you need help in like Raising Baby Chicks better to go to the less broad one than the Learning Center

    Also if you want to post a pic of your coop put it unto our Coop and Run forum and I can guarantee it will get some fans already!
    Finally if you have any free time feel free to stop by our Family Life forum to post pics of your flock and tell us how you are doing!

    I hope you and your flock are doing well and make sure to mail me some eggs lol!
    Justin [​IMG]
  5. JDB99

    JDB99 Chirping

    Jun 25, 2016
    I do plan on selling eggs soon. I've already got several people interested in buying. The run is 25x25 feet and the coop is 10x10 attached to the side of the run. We have 12 nesting boxes at this time.
  6. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Songster

    Sounds good!
    I also have a thriving egg business. Every day I load up my "egg bag" and take it to work. I sell free range brown and white eggs for $2 per dozen. Others in my area sell for $3 so I'm guaranteed business. Not looking to get rich, just love sharing awesome eggs with co-workers. Hey, it buys their feed and supplies so it's good, right?

    Are people saving their egg cartons for you yet?
    Or do you plan on buying your own online, for example eggcartons.com?
    I have a closet stuffed full of cartons and to show my appreciation to those whom give large quantities to me-- free eggs every now and then.

    Best wishes on your egg business!
  7. JDB99

    JDB99 Chirping

    Jun 25, 2016
    we knew we were going to be getting into it eventually so we have been saving egg cartons for the last year or so. I planned on letting people bring their own and get a small discount or if they needed one charging a different amount. Also not chicken related but I think we are going to be getting into the meat rabbit business as well. We've had quite a lot of interest in rabbits too.

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. JDB99

    JDB99 Chirping

    Jun 25, 2016

    A few of my girls
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Best of luck with your egg business.

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