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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lizzy14, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. lizzy14

    lizzy14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2011
    Rochester area/WNY
    Hello, everyone. My husband and I are hoping to start keeping a small number chickens in the next year or so. We are in the planning phase now and want to get the coop all done before we start purchasing chicks. We'd like to have the coop built by the end of August, but I don't know if that will be a feasible time to get chicks... If not, then we will get them next spring I guess. I am learning so much here - it is just an invaluable resource and I'm sure it will continue to be as I come across more and more questions that I have!
    We'd like to have 4 or 5 hens, decent layers, and overall friendly and docile. The breeds I've noted so far that may fit those criteria are: Americauna, Araucana, Dominique, New Hampshires, Orphingtons, Plymouth Rock (are these the same as Barred Rock?), Sussex, and Welsumer. So if any of you know of any breeders who may have chick available in the late summer in my area - Upstate NY Finger Lakes region, please let me know! Or perhaps you have some breed recommendations?
    For a coop, I'm thinking 6x6 with an attached run, and I'd like to build a tractor next spring for some garden foraging. We have a two-level swingset/playhouse that I keep staring at thinking how it would make a great coop. But that would mean finding a used swingset for my daughters to replace that!
    Well, I will be seeing you all around as I continue my new journey!
  2. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  3. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Pasadena, CA
    [​IMG] from California! Colored eggs are always fun so I'm partial to "ameraucanas" . . . but I hear that Orpingtons are very nice. Good luck in your chickendeavors!
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good choices, Wyandottes are also good layers. [​IMG]
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Yep, they're the same thing. . . Plymouth Rock is the breed & Barred Rock is a specific coloring within the breed [​IMG] Good luck on your chicken adventure [​IMG]
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm


  10. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Hello [​IMG] And welcome from Ohio! [​IMG] Yes! It's a great place to be!

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