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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silentwayne, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. silentwayne

    silentwayne Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to BYC, and look forward to learning from the best. I'm just starting to get into backyard chickens, decided on Orpington, going to be small no more than 4. Any pointers would be appreciated!
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! And the Orpington breed is a great choice. They are docile, very good layers, and hardy.
     
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  3. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] You've come to the right place! Lots of folks here with LOADS of experience! My best advice is to spend time at the Learning Center and read, read, read! That helped me tons!

    Have you already built your coop? If you haven't, my next advice is to say BUILD BIGGER than you think you will ever need! [​IMG]
     
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  4. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!! Make sure you check out the learning center. Also, if you want more information on your breed, you can just type it in the search bar, and a whole bunch of results will pop up!
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You've already been given some great tips (Learning Center, build bigger, Search feature) so I'll just say howdy, it's nice to have you here!
     
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  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to our humble group of chicken addicts - great to have you join us. I wonder how long before your "four" becomes "more"?

    All the best
    CT
     
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  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    My advice would be don't order "straight run," usually ends up being mostly males. If you want to be sure of gender, it's best to get pullets at point of lay, or laying hens. They cost more but, you won't be stuck will males you can't rehome (too many roosters glutting the market).
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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