Howdy from TX Hill Country

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Txpaintgal, May 16, 2010.

  1. Txpaintgal

    Txpaintgal Hatching

    May 16, 2010
    My name is Kimberley. Im new to wanting my own flock for fresh eggs!!! Starting from scratch so any tips are welcomed!!! I'm wanting pretty friendly hens that lay brown, green, blue or white eggs. Free range and coop at night. Thinking about 10 hens. Any tips on breeds and coop size. Coop must be easy to build or assemble! Thanks!!!
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Hello from Kansas right now planning on moving to your neck of the woods next year. for blue eggs you are going to want Americauna's Or EE's not the same breed, EE's can lay pink, green or blue eggs. I have 14 hens 3 bantam EE's 1 Americiuana 2 Buff ophingtons, 2 barred rocks 2 red star sex links 2 black star sex links 2 austrlops the last 4 are not laying yet. but I get from pink to brown eggs and 3 blue and one green egg I love the color of my eggs. good luck on your start with chickens and remember you can never have to many chickens by the way [​IMG]
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
  5. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    [​IMG] Hello from Ohio - you came to the right place, ask questions, look around, I'm sure someone can help.

    I started out with Barred Rocks and they have been easy and fun, laying lots of brown eggs. With regards to coops, you're only limited by your imaginantion and wallet. [​IMG]
    You really just need something to secure them at night and provide a quiet place to lay eggs. Check out the coop topics to find great ideas.
  6. thefamilyflock

    thefamilyflock Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    East Granby CT
    [​IMG] from CT.
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Kimberley! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! You'll love having chickens!! They are so addicting!! I'm certain you're going to get lots of great information on this forum. Enjoy!!! [​IMG]

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