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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SemiEmmie, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. SemiEmmie

    SemiEmmie New Egg

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    Well, Hi!

    Clearly... I'm new here! I joined because I'm going to get new chickies (and I am so excited!) I have a very, very important question! Well, After begging and begging for my parents to approve me getting chickens... Probably 4 to 5 egg layer chickens (No Roosters). I've started on their coop and run and I am very close to finishing their brooder (Which will be an unused bathtub) Anyways back to my very important question... I have absolutely no idea what breed to get! I was thinking about getting Easter Eggers or Golden Laced Wyandotte Chickens ( I chose those because I thought they were really pretty [​IMG]) Anyways, If you have any ideas of what breed I should get, Thanks in advance! I can't wait until I decide! [​IMG]


    Oh, One more question... How difficult are goats to keep care of? I know, I know, don't judge me ^-^
    Also... I read that if you only use newspaper on the floor of the brooder their little feet will get deformed... So can I put newspaper then pine shavings over it or (just to be safer) cardboard on the floor then pine shavings?


    ~Emmie [​IMG]

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Check out the breeds link below and research a little. You can define the characteristics and uses (meat? eggs? both?) you are looking for. Don't neglect a mixed flock either.
    Keep the pine shavings on top - newspaper is too slick for them. Best of luck to you - love the responsibility you've taken! Best of luck to you!

    Breeds thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Learning Center for all things about getting started and maintaining chickens:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    Finally, for goats here is a link to a sister-site of BYC:

    http://www.backyardherds.com/
     
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  3. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Florida an welcome to BYC!!!!
    I recommend Ameriucanas or rode island reds because they give u lots of eggs( so I've herd) an the look awsome! ( my flock is a mix of rode island red x Ameriucanas) an 13 what a great time to learn to be responseable an post a pic of your coop that u built!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC. Cant wait to see pics of the chicks you finally choose
     
  6. 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!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Emmie, welcome to BYC. We are glad to have you as part of our community.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I use puppy training pads in the brooder until the chicks are old enough to go onto bedding.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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

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