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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bird maniac, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Bird maniac

    Bird maniac New Egg

    Oct 11, 2016
    Hi I'm interested in chickens because I really like birds my mom and I are going to get chickens soon. I have hatched two chicks before and since I incubated only three eggs that's pretty good the last one died in its egg from a power outage.:jumpy
  2. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2016
    It would probably be smart to order online from a hatchery.
    Really it depends on what you are raising them for. Eggs, meat, or just fun pets.
    For pets I woul go with silkies, they are amazing and loving and tiny too so you can have more of them than large breeds.
    For eggs, I would go buff Orpingtons, or barred rocks
    For meat I would go jersey giant or brown leghorns.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Bird maniac, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Lots of similar "maniacs" floating around BYC so you're in good company. If you are interested in going the hatchery route, here's a great link to check out: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    You might want to say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I also recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck with your venture.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. 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]
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    You've already received lots of good links to check out so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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