I'm a new member and potential chicken owner.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sneakychickens, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. sneakychickens

    sneakychickens New Egg

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    Hi all!

    I'm pretty pumped to be a member, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can manage to pull this off! I haven't gotten my chickens yet, as I have to convince my family and make sure it's legal in our town.

    However, I am hoping to get five hens for both laying and pets: a Silver Laced Wyandotte, a Gold Laced Wyandotte, a Buff Orpington, an Easter Egger, and a Black Copper Maran. If anyone has any feedback on these choices, I'd love to hear it. I live in the northeast, so it can get pretty hot in the summer, and equally cold in the winter. From what I read, these guys do okay in this weather.

    I heard about BYC from Pinterest and Google. I'm pretty obsessed with horses and farms and the outdoors in general, and chickens fit right in!

    Can't wait to learn more from everyone here!

    -Casey
     
  2. Gallina Sarda

    Gallina Sarda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm new to chicken ownership myself -small flock of 2 barred rocks & two Rhode Island Reds. I can't answer about the breeds you're looking at, just wanted to welcome you on board:D I hope you find that you can own chickens in your area. Dont let it discourage you if that's not the case though. There are quite a few people on here that have petitioned their town to allow chickens and won! So don't give up if you really want them... Good luck, you're for a lot of fun!
    Btw, if you haven't had a chance, click on the "breeds" tab at the top of the screen. You'll be able to see how other BYCers feel about the breeds you're considering.
     
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. I don't personally have any experience with chickens but sounds like you've picked out some great breeds!
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :frow
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Casey. welcome to BYC. Good luck with getting some birds.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, sneakychickens, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Those are some great breeds you selected! Good luck to you!!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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