Hi y'all from E Central Illinois!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hollands0413, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Hollands0413

    Hollands0413 New Egg

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    Well, I have wanted to have chickens for the longest time & we are finally going to get some. We are getting our pullets at Rural King, AFTER we get our coop built (been looking at lots of plans.) We like the Plymouth Rocks, RIRs & Leghorns and we are thinking about having 8 - 12 hens. This is an awesome website and I am learning a lot already! We have a small farm with 4 horses, 2 dogs (kenneled) and 4 cats.

    QUESTION: For the deep litter method, can pine pellets be used? I haven't seen any info on this medium. Would chickens eat pine pellets? Just wondering because we use both pellets & shavings for the horses, and the pellets provide extra absorbency.

    Thanks for any input & we are glad to join your community!

    Sincerely,
    Brad & Missy & Ally [​IMG]
     
  2. [​IMG] From Texas
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] They might eat the pine pellets.
     
  4. Hollands0413

    Hollands0413 New Egg

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    Thanks Morab! Do you trail ride or show your horses, or both?
     
  5. Hollands0413

    Hollands0413 New Egg

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    Thanks Old Chick! You have a lot of birds [​IMG]
     
  6. I ride here on my place, checking fences, bringing cows up and I do play the hunter jumper wanna be role with my jumps [​IMG] & I do trail rides when I can. I showed a little bit but decided that really was not my thing.

     
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
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  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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