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Howdy from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mark9199, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. mark9199

    mark9199 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi,

    I've been lurking around for a while and learning lots of stuff. I'm located in Texas, just south of Houston. I've never had chickens but my wife had a few in the past. We decided it would be fun to have a small flock of hens around for some eggs. We're in our 50's now and watching after chickens sounds like a good hobby to help keep us out of trouble. [​IMG]

    I'm finishing building a small coop based on the Purina plans. I'll post some pictures soon, assuming I figure out how. We'll be looking to get started with 3 chicks in about a month from now. After doing the research, I think we'll be looking for Rhode Island Reds. Not sure where we'll find the chicks in this area but open to any suggestions.

    I'm looking forward to learning a lot more here and meeting the members. It's a great site full of good stuff!

    Mark
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

    Hope you find your chicks soon. Around here all the Tractor Supply stores and local feed stores have chicks avail now

    Good luck and have fun
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mark, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!! Yes, local feed stores - Orscheln's, Tractor Supply, others, plus grain elevators, often have them. Good luck and enjoy your new hobby!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Mi Ranchito

    Mi Ranchito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and greetings from San Antonio! [​IMG]
     
  6. darniti8it

    darniti8it New Egg

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    Howdy from another Texan. I can't figure out hiw ti introduce myself on a new introduction using my phone. So decided I just say howdy here. :)
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from a fellow Texan!

    As others have stated, TSC usually has standard 'reds' available. (Rhode Islands, Red Stars, New Hampshire's, etc). Smaller feed stores typically carry them, as well.

    Good luck with the coop...we'd love to see pics once it's finished!
     

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