Hi! New to group and soon to be new chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickycarol, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. chickycarol

    chickycarol New Egg

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    I live in Colton, Oregon and new to raising chickens. We had fryers when I was a kid and I have "sat" chickens for friends before. I am expecting my chicks around the 19th of February. I have 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Australorp and 2 Austra White coming!
    I plan to brood my chicks in the garage with a cardboard pen and heat lamp to start out. I have a rabbit hutch and large dog run that I am converting to house my girls when they are large enough to move outside. Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds great for chicks just make sure you have a heat lamp and a cover because they will fly out!! That is when they are old enough;) you can check out the threads for those breeds too.
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes and an Australorp hen once broke the record for the most eggs laid in a year( 364 eggs in 365days) be prepared for lots of eggs!
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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  5. chickycarol

    chickycarol New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and comments. I am very excited to start my chicken flock!
     
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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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