Howdy from IN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JamesD, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. JamesD

    JamesD New Egg

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    Howdy all.

    found this site while researching raising chickens.

    i've been wanting to raise chickens for quite some time and finally convinced the wife it was ok. [​IMG]

    my family and a couple other families we're friends with have decided to start growing and sharing crops. part of my contribution is going to be sharing eggs as well.

    looking forward to learning from everyone. i already have several questions, but will go through the search indexes before just throwing them out there.
     
  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Welcome from Illinois! Just ask your questions, we don't mind! [​IMG]
     
  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    [​IMG] from the southern part of the state!
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi. Love the families sharing idea. We are doing the same thing here.
     
  5. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chickens are going to be the stars of your co-op. Wait until they see the eggs! Now the hard part -- what breeds to pick and how many. Welcome.
     
  6. JamesD

    JamesD New Egg

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    thanks, all.

    great to see so many kind people...

    yeah, breeds...lol. so many to choose from. definitly will try to get a couple Ameraucana's so the kids can enjoy the colorful eggs.
    other than that...not quite sure...so many beautiful birds to choose from.

    I think i want to start out with 10...however, the hatcheries i've seen online have a 25unit minimum order so i don't know.

    One of my silly questions...will the hens require a rooster to be around? i don't think my neighbors would like that. HAHA
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:No, the hens will lay just fine without a rooster. You only need a rooster if you want fertile eggs to hatch. [​IMG]
     
  8. JamesD

    JamesD New Egg

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    gotcha. thanks!

    see look at that, less than 30min and already learning great stuff. [​IMG]
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Meyer Hatchery has a small order program. You can order as little as 3 chicks and choose their sex as well. Shipping will be abit more expensive. You can check them out online.
     
  10. JamesD

    JamesD New Egg

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    Thanks, dawg53.

    nice bike in that pic...what year is it?
     

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