Hi from Newark on Trent uk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicknrt, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. chicknrt

    chicknrt In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    Hi, i feel a bit of a fraud as i haven't actually got my chickens yet! i am awaiting delivery of a coop big enough for 4 chickens which i think will be plenty for me, my hubby was going to make a coop but his free time is short so we went the ebay root. i cant wait for delivery! so now any tips on where/how/etc what to do next will be gratefully received. thinking of agricultural retailer for feeders and corn etc, realise i cant use just anything to clean coop so what recommendations? are any variety of chicken easier for beginners. have huge garden so will be moving my coop around, mainly in an orchard, any problems that anyone can see to warn me of? will it be easy for me to see the difference between hens and roosters when i go to buy my 4 precious bundles? (we do have neighbours so not considering a cockerel!). its just me and the hubby as the children are grown gone with children of their own! have small friendly dog who i think will enjoy the company of the chickens once properly introduced! look forward to hearing from all you experienced chicken keepers! [​IMG]
  2. pete55

    pete55 Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    Hi and Welcome.

    It's a pity you missed the Poultry Show at Melton Mowbray today. Just have a look online and try to buy from a reputable breeder [​IMG]

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    Pete [​IMG]
  3. chicknrt

    chicknrt In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    Hi Pete [​IMG] i didnt know about it! Thanks for the reply, i certainly want to buy some from someone who is reputable. i am hoping to hear of someone local that i can go to. [​IMG]
  4. [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. chicknrt

    chicknrt In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi Kidcody, thanks for the welcome!
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hi kidcody, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. chicknrt

    chicknrt In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    thanks Dawg53! You have so many varieties there i wonder if you could recommend a variety for a total beginner? I am so excited by it all i will be dreaming chicks until that coop is up and running![​IMG]
  9. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
  10. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! You are not a fraud. Many are "pre-owners" looking for information and fellow chicken lovers. So glad to have you here!

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