Hey - I am new and totally clueless

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SLM, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. SLM

    SLM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my name is Sherry and I live in Northern Ontario.

    My sons have decided they wanted chickens for eggs, and of course some for just cooking.

    We live on a 1/2 farm lot so have plenty of room for them to free range.

    My brother has 10 chickens and gets lots of eggs, so much so we think 10 is too much.

    We would like up to 3 dozen eggs per week max.

    I will be asking tons of questions and am looking forward to learning my way around this place.
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    I got my first chickens last May and I currently have 10 hens. We get a lot of eggs, often 9 a day. Too much for a family of 5. I've recently started selling them to friends though, which is nice because it will pay for the chickens' feed (I won't be making money on it though).

    I did a lot of reading here and bought some books and got others out of the library. The FAQ's at the top of the Index are helpful.

    Here's a neat website for choosing chicken breeds.
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! [​IMG]
    I have lots and lots of chickens......
    If you want a nice layer get some leghorns, they lay faithfully! [​IMG] (And go ahead and ask away.....thats what we are here for! [​IMG] )
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  6. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Indiana. I have five pullets and get 3-5 eggs daily. I would say the average is 3.
     
  7. SLM

    SLM Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes, I will definitely check out the suggested links.

    Hubby just asked more questions, when and how often to feed.

    So I guess I will spending a lot of time here researching.

    I can honestly say I am getting a little excited about the whole idea.

    Of course it is easy to get excited when the boys (16, 15 and 12)
    will be in charge of the chickens and hubby will be buying the feed.

    My jobs, research, let them out in the morning and collect the eggs. lol
     
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, keep in mind that chickens lay eggs seasonally -- meaning spring (right now) they lay like mad because the daylight hours are increasing, and then in the winter you might only get 1/2 as many eggs. Just a thought.
     
  9. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  10. SLM

    SLM Out Of The Brooder

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    I remembered from research I did years ago about them laying more or less according to the season, but forgot about it.

    Thanks
     

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