hi new from PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickdogcat48, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. chickdogcat48

    chickdogcat48 Hatching

    Mar 12, 2009
    hi all this is my first time raising chickens well im not raising them yet cause i wanted some advice first. im 13yrs old and im in middle school.i obviosly live with my parents. also i have a brother that lives a very shot distance away. he has 2 cildren under 3 yrs old and they visit a lot so i have to keep them in mind. i did research and was thinking about the buff orpington. im not sure whether t "buff" part is just the color or if it actually matters in tempermant. i was looking at those because they supposedly have good temperment, cant fly, and lay ok. my brother and i were talking about this and thougt that mabe 2 or 3 hens would be a reasonable number. I was also wondering about climate. would they be ok for our winters. when should i and where could i get these chickens. would it be best to get them a chicks or eggs and hatch them myself? how would i hatch them at home if i choose that way? what do i have to feed them as chicks and as adults? is there any specific time to feed them. like i said im in school so i leave at 7:30 and get home at 6:00 because of sports. i go away on weekends alot and i was wonderin what i should do if my brother isnt around to look after them. should i insulate their coop for the winter? for the people who wanted to know where i am im in wyoming county. any suggestions or comments or anything helpful would be nice thank you. just no comments on grammer plz;)[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    My 6 buff orpington hens are very friendly and cold hardy. I'd get at least 3 hens.
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  5. digginchicks

    digginchicks Songster

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
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  6. Eggzactly

    Eggzactly Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    welcome to the site
  7. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and WELCOME ot BYC from NC.
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  9. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Welcome from North Carolina![​IMG]

    I have heard that the Bo's are really sweet and beautiful. I do not have any, but I will be getting some soon![​IMG]
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