Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SassyJin, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. SassyJin

    SassyJin New Egg

    Dec 10, 2016
    I am new but not entirely new to chickens. I had a pet chicken as a teen and she got killed by a predator after a year.

    My husband is retiring soon from the Navy and we are looking to buy property and I am wanting to start a chicken coop.

    Does anyone sell young Australorp chickens? I would prefer to start with young chickens as I know nothing about hatching and raising chicks.

    My husband said he will build me what I call a chicken garden because my biggest concern is predators.
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under SassyJin [​IMG] Welcome!

    You may want to mention where you are located?

    You could also try your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I wish you luck with your new venture and hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC! There are a few of us who have the Australorps. What state are you in?
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please check out the predator threads and also the coops section before starting any building. It can save you time, energy and heartache, if you get it right the first time.

    Welcome to Backyard chickens. [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and good luck with your chicken renaissance.

    Best wishes
  6. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    :frow Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    That's so awesome that your husband served. What did he do exactly?
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  9. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    North Canton, Ohio
    Welcome SassyJin!!! Australorps are great choice, they are very friendly. Got my first batch in February, some layed eggs as early as June-July, though 1 of them went broody after a month of laying, but love their docile personality.
  10. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!

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