Hi all.. New guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by John1516, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. John1516

    John1516 New Egg

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    Hi my name is John and my family and I live in Marysville Ohio. We have raised many other animals (were down to 4 horses, 2 goats a dog and a cat) but not chickens, we have a coop indoor outdoor and the space to allow chickens to do what they do best. I have been reading about the Buckeye breed... Would 24 hens be too many to start with? Well just wanted to say hi
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Well, 24 would be a handful, but manageable. I had over 100 chickens at one point! LOL
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  5. John1516

    John1516 New Egg

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    I guess I should have told everyone... I have 7 children although 2 are away at school so 24 hens that's less than 5 each...
     
  6. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Florida!!! An to answer your question I would say this
    1 have as many chickens as u want as long as your coop has the recommended sq footage.
    2 if your kids help I'm sure it will be easyer to take care of the chickens instead of doin it on your own
     
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you're here! [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you've joined us.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, John1516, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Depending upon your space and budget and ability to use/sell the eggs, 24 is an okay number. Good luck and happy chickens!
     

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