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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MWholf, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. MWholf

    MWholf New Egg

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm hoping to learn a lot more about owning my own chicken from the forums here! I have the coop almost done and would like to order chicks to come in around April. Any information on Wyandottes would be great!

    :)
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. BYC has loads of information on Wyandottes on our Wyandotte page in our Breeds section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/wyandotte. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Are you strictly looking at ordering Wyandottes, or are you considering other breeds as well?
     
  4. claudiabruckert

    claudiabruckert Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and welcome!

    Instead of buying chicks I prefer to get rescue hens who need a home. The chicks' mothers usually are abused as breeders for laying hens, and a chick needs a mother hen rather than a traumatic trip in a box.
    I get my hens and roosters from Animal Place, a rescue ranch in Northern California. They often have thousands of birds to give away. They rescue them from places where the birds are neglected or left to die under horrendous conditions.
    It is my belief that if we don't buy chicks we're not continuing the abuse.

    And as I feel strongly about the issue, I took the liberty to respond to your first post.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Wyandottes are lovely birds!
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined.

    I would definitely recommend Wyandottes! They are my favorite breed of chicken. I've had several large fowl Wyandottes for the past four years, and got some bantams a couple years ago. I have found my Wyandottes to be gentle to people and generally docile to other birds. Mine have been very good layers (250+ eggs each per year). Wyandottes are hardy through 100 degree heat and down to -20 degrees below zero.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
  8. Chick-e-poo

    Chick-e-poo Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC! This website is awesome with friendly people & lots of chicken information! I'm also considering Wyandottes as part of my first flock :)
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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