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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TFM3, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. TFM3

    TFM3 In the Brooder

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    Just joined today, after looking over the forum. I live in Mass., and at present have no chickens. My plan is to start out with
    three buff orpingtons and three australorps after the holidays. I want layers that are friendly, docile, fairly quiet and not
    great fliers. Since they will be pets also, I plan to start with chicks. I would welcome any help or recommendations y'all
    would be kind enough to send my way! Thanks
     

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    Expect to spend 10x as much as you think you're going to spend on all aspects of having chickens.
    Handle them lots if you want them to be friendly and feed them treats (when they're old enough) out of your hand only.

    Willow
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, TFM3, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I like the breeds you have selected - they seem to be quite friendly and docile, and easily tamed. My advice is just to read up on BYC - particularly the Learning Center - then you will be prepared to take the plunge come the New Year! I wish you all the best!!!
     
  4. TFM3

    TFM3 In the Brooder

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    Thanks, sounds like good advice.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Chicklover88

    Chicklover88 In the Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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