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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by super sweet, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. super sweet

    super sweet New Egg

    Nov 10, 2014
    Hello everyone! i don't own chickens but I am getting 4 or 5 hens in the spring! I'm starting to build the coop now. I'll take pictures of the process and I hope you can answer some of my questions sooner or later.[​IMG]
  2. urban sunshine

    urban sunshine Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2014
    New England
    Hi [​IMG] I'm new too[​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you joined the flock. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance This is the link for the coop and run section of the forum hope you find it useful during your building process. Do you have a breed preference in mind?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds The breed section is also a good place for comparing birds and their pros and cons depending on your requirements.

    Looking forward to seeing pics of your coop and be sure to ask any questions you may have everyone here to help. Enjoy BYC :frow
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have come to the right place for all the fun and learning! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Feel free to ask questions along the way. Welcome to our flock!
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you joined us.
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help

    What breeds will you be getting?

    I recommend the buff orpington. They are sweet, affectionate, friendly, great layers, cold hardy and bearers of confinement.
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your future flock!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. There are some excellent charts you can use to research the various breeds at http://albc-usa.etapwss.com/images/uploads/docs/pickachicken.pdf, http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx, and http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html. Also, Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tools at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breed is best for you. Just be sure to click on "show more characteristics." If you're looking for personal recommendations, I would suggest Black Sex Links. They are hardy, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids) and they have been my best layers, consistently laying more than 300 eggs per hen per year. If you prefer a standard breed (BSLs are hybrids and will not breed true), I would suggest Black Australorps. They are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds.Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds or hybrids you decide to get, good luck with your flock and in building your coop.

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