Hi from the west coast

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by justdeb, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. justdeb

    justdeb New Egg

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    hello there! I'm planning on getting my chickens soon and I'm so happy to have found your forum. I was showing my Mother what a mature English Lavender plant looked like... And to my surprise, up popped a picture of a gorgeous chicken. I had to look of course and it brought me here. I had not decided what breed or breeds of chickens to buy, but I know I will be wanting to get some of those! I am currently looking at different DIY coops here and there. I was supposed to get my chickens last October but a family illness put that off a little. Here I am now, anxious to learn before I buy. All advise is welcome (and needed) thanks!
     
  2. Player Hater

    Player Hater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spring is a good time for new chicks. Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Tin-Tin

    Tin-Tin New Egg

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    Greetings from Budapest. I started to keep araucanas and mixed breed farm chickens 6 month ago. I joined BYC to explore the wider World of breeders and poultry keepers. Take a look at my birds :)
     
  4. Tin-Tin

    Tin-Tin New Egg

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    Look at EE layers and Araucanas! They lay beautiful blue-green eggs!
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Good luck with getting chickens, and building a coop, if you're going to go for that. I've seen some great ones around that people have done up themselves on here.
    We've had sex link chickens for years now, they are very reliable and friendly, but you go for whatever you want to get.
    Enjoy the site! :D
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Lavender plant, lavender chicken? LOL Here are some sections you can look at to prepare and inspire yourself:

    Introduction to chickens and getting started:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Coops and housing:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    The fun part:

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

    Where to get chickens:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Have fun!
     
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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, justdeb, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! It's always interesting to hear how people discover BYC! Sounds like Sumi gave you some homework (listen to Sumi - she knows her stuff) so you should be set. Best of luck with your chickens! [​IMG]
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC. Cant wait to see your new coop and lavender chicks :)
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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