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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nochickensyet, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. nochickensyet

    nochickensyet In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2008
    Bonneau, South Carolina
    Hi, I'm brand new here to the board. I have always loved chickens, but have never even thought of gettin any. A friend of mine asked me the other day if I wanted a few of his. Now......here I am gettin ready to build a chicken coop. I'm really excited on gettin started.
    I'm also goin to buy some babies in Feb. I was wonderin if yall have ordered any speacial breeds and had them sent to through the mail? Do they arrive save ? I was thinkin on orderin some Silkies and special ones like that.
    The question I had is....can you put different types in the same coop? Do they get along with each other?
    And I wanted to thank everyone of yall for postin on here....I have already learned so much just goin through all the posts.
  2. curliet

    curliet Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    west Michigan
    I'll never get tired of having people say "I never thought about getting any chickens .....here I am getting ready to build a chicken coop." Haha, same thing happened to us! And now my DH is talking constantly about getting an incubator. And building a bigger coop. OMG, we're a strange bunch, but wonderful.

    nochickensyet, [​IMG] and I can't wait to see how many you end up with! [​IMG]
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! What breeds are the chickens that your neighbor is giving you?
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    If you want to raise one breed then keep them separate, if you don't mind having mixed breeds then by all means put them together. All of mine are together. The chicks hatched from these different combinations are hardy and really cute. Just try to keep your roosters at a min. one per ten hens is recommended although, I have to admit, I have more roos than that.
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Welcome!!! We are so glad you have joined the dark side with us!! [​IMG] I have ordered chicks from My Pet Chicken. All 11 arrived safe and sound. I did have one of the silkies pass away on day 3. I have 21 chickens and 10 different breeds! It is such a joy to raise chicken. Have fun!
  7. nochickensyet

    nochickensyet In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2008
    Bonneau, South Carolina
    Thanks for the welcomes !!!! I think the chickens my friend has are RIR. But, will have to ask him. Another thing...can you mix different breeds of roosters ?
    Oh yeah...another thing that I didn't mention...I will be buildin the coop all by myself. DH has stated, "that this is all your idea...I ain't buildin nuttin" I know...how rude, right? !!!! But, he's a little accident prone, last time he messed with a skill saw he almost cut his thumb clean off !!! So, I think I will beable to handle it on my own.
  8. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    [​IMG] Welcome!
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have 2 roosters. Nick and Vick. Nick is a black silkie and Vick is a Barred Rock. I have one RIR hen named Reba. Congrats on your RIRs !
  10. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

    I too am on my own for coop building, there are some books with plans in hardware stores, and lots of help here on the BYC coop section. Like others have said, plan ahead for space for an addition!!
    (Did he really turn down the chance to help after seeing all the great coops on the BYC Coop Design pages? [​IMG] )

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